I have a large tooth gap. I think my dentist measured it at close to ten millimeters. He is suggesting I get Lumineers to cover the gap. It’s a pretty expensive solution. Do you know if there is another option that does not include a mouth full of metal braces?
Do not let this dentist give you Lumineers for this. Your tooth gap is large enough to fit an entire tooth in. It would take one of the top 1% of dentists in the world to make this look right. The fact that he is suggesting Lumineers makes me think he is not one of them. Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers that is highly marketed to being inexperienced dentists.
For smaller tooth gaps, a dentist would use dental bonding to close the gap, but again, the size of your tooth gap precludes that from being a good suggestion as well. I have a better solution for you.
Closing Your Gap without Tradtional Braces
In your case, you would actually want to close the gap. These days you can do that without traditional braces. I am going to suggest you use Invisalign. These use clear aligners to straighten your teeth. No one will know you are wearing them, even at a converstational distance. In addition to being more attractive than braces, they are more comfortable as well.
Additionally, they have a hidden benefit as well. The alingers can double as teeth whitening trays, so if you were interested in whitening your teeth, the only thing your dentist would have to provide is the gel. This will save you a substantial amount of money in getting a second procedure. By the end, you will have a mini smile makeover at a fraction of the price.
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