When you smile, is there a noticeable gap between your teeth? While this may not be a big deal to some people, for others it can severely impact their self-confidence and overall health and well-being.
If having a gap between one or more of your teeth is a problem that you are looking to solve, then you’ve come to the right place.
Since graduating from Emory University- School of Dentistry in 1981, Dr. Jim Forester has amassed 35 years of experience helping patients get the smile of their dreams. Specifically, he’s been helping patients at Lifetime Smiles in Johns Creek since 1981.
In this article, we’re going to share with you a few procedures we offer at Lifetime Smiles that can help you quickly close the gap(s) between your teeth. While no dental solution is guaranteed to be 100% permanent, the procedures below will give you the beautiful smile you want for years to come.
In many situations, gaps between teeth are due to teeth that are missing or crooked. When your natural teeth are unhealthy, a common procedure is to replace them with a dental implant.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are inserted into your jawbone, mimicking the functionality of a strong, natural tooth root. If the dental implant procedure sounds scary, you have nothing to worry about, as you’ll be sedated throughout the entire procedure.
As we will discuss next, dental implants are typically topped with a dental crown, which is the part that other people will see.
Dental crowns are essentially artificial teeth that are made of porcelain and are attached to the top of the tooth, giving your smile a beautiful, natural appearance.
Placing dental crowns effectively is both an art and a science, and as such, you’ll want to make sure you work with a dentist who has the skills and experience to do a great job placing both your dental implants and crowns.
The combination of dental implants and crowns is a solution that will last for years, and is very effective at closing those unsightly gaps between your teeth.
At our office we’ve helped many patients achieve successful outcomes with the Inman Aligner. If you’ve ever heard of Invisalign, the Inman Aligner is similar in some ways, but also vastly different in others.
Dr. Forester, with his years of expertise straightening teeth and helping patients achieve beautiful smiles, actually prefers the Inman Aligner to Invisalign treatment for a variety of reasons.
To read more about the Inman Aligner and to see if it is a treatment that you should consider, visit this page.
Have you ever heard that porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile? It’s true!
Veneers are made from a material called cerinate porcelain.
While tooth enamel must be removed in order to achieve the desired look with veneers, Dr. Forester performs the procedure in a gentle way that keeps patients relaxed and comfortable.
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Another option, though not as long lasting as the options previously mentioned– tooth matching direct composites. We could use a composite material that matches the color of your teeth in order to close small gaps between the teeth.
Closing the gaps in your teeth quickly is easy at Lifetime Smiles!
If you are in or around the Johns Creek, GA area and are looking for a solution to close the gaps in your teeth, then we encourage you to visit our smile gallery here and see some of the results we’ve been able to achieve for patients suffering with a wide variety of dental problems.
You can click here to read more about Dr. Forester or simply give us a call today to schedule your consultation where you can meet Dr. Forester and discuss the options that are best for you!