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Fixing a Gapped Smile

Dental Patient Roswell, GA

Gaps between a child’s teeth are considered cute and even endearing. Unfortunately, adults don’t get the same reaction. Improper spacing between teeth, especially between the two front teeth, can be a real threat to your self-confidence and quickly distract from your overall smile beauty. The good news is that tooth gaps can be fixed with a skilled cosmetic dentist. However, the type of treatment may vary from patient to patient based on the severity and location of the tooth gap as well as what has caused the unsightly spacing.

Determining the Reason for Your Tooth Gap

While it is not uncommon to be born with noticeable spaces between your teeth, there are also many factors that can contribute to them later in life. Here are some potential reasons for a gapped smile:

  • Extended thumb sucking or pacifier use as a child
  • Tongue thrust
  • Small teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • A large frenulum
  • Prolonged bruxism

Ways to Address Your Gapped Smile

After determining the culprit to your tooth gaps and carefully evaluating their severity, an experienced cosmetic dentist can recommend a treatment plan. Dr. Mitzi Morris offers a wide range of treatment options to address tooth gaps, whether the spacing is large or very minor.

When the spacing is significant and several teeth are involved, it may be best to consider an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are a discreet and comfortable way to move your teeth into better alignment.

Dental Bonding
One of the most affordable and quickest ways to fix a tooth gap is with composite bonding. Bonding, however, is only effective for minor gaps. It involves using tooth-colored material to “build up” the sides of the affected teeth in order to close the gap.

Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are widely used to fix gaps between the front teeth. While they don’t actually move your teeth closer together, the shells of porcelain placed on the front surface of your teeth can permanently hide your spacing imperfections.

Dental Implant
While an implant is by far the most invasive treatment for a tooth gap, this is a solution that should be used if the spacing is due to a missing tooth. Implants replace a missing tooth root and tooth so that you can avoid further misalignment, bone loss and other setbacks within your oral health.

Call a Talented Cosmetic Dentist

If you are ready to say goodbye to your embarrassing tooth gap, contact Dr. Mitzi Morris today. We are happy to discuss your concerns and explain your cosmetic dentistry treatment options for a more confident smile going forward!

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Roswell, GA 30076

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