I have a small tooth gap. I wanted to use porcelain veneers to fix it, but my dentist seems to think it is an overtreatment. When is it OK to use porcelain veneers for a tooth gap?
Genna H. – Washington
It is OK to use porcelain veneers for a tooth gap if you want to, as long as there isn’t a true medical/dental reason not to. It is quite an expensive fix for something like a tooth gap. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
There is a a time where porcelain veneers would make sense. If there were other aspects of your teeth you are interested in changing, such as their color, size, or shape.
I wouldn’t push your dentist into this procedure, if you do decide to go forward. It’s likely he isn’t comfortable with the procedure. You’ll want to find a dentist who has expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Ideally, you’d like to get a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dentists who are AACD accredited are among the top 1-3% of cosmetic dentists in the country.
If you’re not looking to fix other things with your teeth, there are other options, such as dental bonding or orthodontics, but it is your choice what procedure you get.
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