Teeth Spacing: Do I Need To Treat It?

Are you someone who takes a look at your smile in the mirror and sees spaces? What type of teeth spacing are you seeing? Have you lost some of your permanent teeth, so there are openings in there? Or, when your permanent teeth developed, did you end up with an alignment that includes some gaps between your teeth? Maybe you have one, perhaps you have many! If this is an issue affecting you, there may be times that you wonder if you should be doing something about it or if you should just ignore it. We can guide you toward a helpful answer.

Yes, If They’re The Result Of Tooth Loss

If you have teeth spacing in your smile that is the result of losing your permanent teeth, then you better believe you need to treat them with replacements! Why is this so important? First, because your smile is not balanced if there are openings (which means you are a prime candidate for difficult functioning and related disorders like TMJ disorder). The spaces collect food and bacteria, which makes dental hygiene and oral health protection a frustrating battle. It can make speaking hard and chewing harder! See us for help.

No, If It’s Cosmetic In Nature

So, you’re not missing teeth? You just have some teeth spacing that isn’t doing anything wonderful for the way your smile looks (and sometimes you get food stuck in there, too)? Well then, now we are discussing a cosmetic problem. This means it’s a visual issue but it isn’t causing you oral health problems. Good news: We can fix this type of spacing if you want us to (but you don’t have to do anything). If you would like to close up the gaps, then let us know. We provide dental bonding and porcelain veneers as options!

Treat Spaces With Our Care

If you need to replace missing teeth or address dental gaps, we are here to offer treatment! Come see us soon. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.