In situations with spacing issues between the teeth, there are typically two alternatives for treatment. The spaces can be closed orthodontically or with some type of restorative material, such as bonding, veneers or crowns. Frequently, a combination of these treatment modalities is needed to reach an ideal end-result.
Before: The situation
At a routine cleaning, the patient mentioned that he was unhappy with the spacing present between his upper front teeth. He didn’t like how his smile looked and wanted to know what could be done.
The spacing present in this patient was too large to close using restorative material alone – the teeth would end up looking too wide and disproportioned….