Porcelain Veneers for Gaps By Dr. Dan Whiting on November 24, 2020

brunette woman with grey eyes smiling, showing a gap in her front teethDo you have gaps in your teeth that you would like to close? If so, you are not alone. Here at Smiles for Life Dental Care, which serves the Harrisonburg and Staunton, VA area, we offer porcelain veneers for tooth gaps. These thin ceramic shells help patients achieve the beautiful smiles they desire.

Porcelain veneers are a tried and tested method for straightening your teeth without needing years of braces, retainers, or invasive oral surgery. Read on to find out how porcelain veneers can address gaps in your teeth and give you a boost in confidence.

Custom Made

One of the best parts of porcelain veneers is that they are custom made to fit your teeth. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Each veneer is crafted with your unique dental anatomy in mind. This means natural, realistic results.


Because of the individualized nature of porcelain veneers, they are incredibly adaptable. The materials and craftsmanship make it difficult for others to tell that you have veneers place. They look so much like real teeth.

Designed to fit your unique smile, porcelain veneers aim to be as realistic as possible, whether viewed up close, or in natural or artificial light. Using the rest of your teeth as a guide, we align your new veneers to help close unwanted gaps. We also match the color of the porcelain veneers to the surrounding teeth for truly lifelike results.

Quicker than Braces

While they are certainly effective orthodontic options, Invisalign® and braces can take months or even years to fix the gaps in your smile. This is where porcelain veneers shine. The whole porcelain veneer process generally takes around two to four weeks, depending on lab availability and number of veneers needed.

Receiving your veneers usually takes two dental visits. The first is a cosmetic consultation, where we determine the number of veneers necessary to achieve your goals. We will also remove some tooth enamel to accommodate the veneers and take impressions of your prepped teeth. During the next visit, we attach your custom veneers.

Ideal for Small Gaps

Veneers are remarkably useful for a wide range of cosmetic concerns. When it comes to filling in spaces, they work best with smaller gaps. With larger gaps, veneers may not be as ideal. In fact, large gaps could affect the stability and appearance of the porcelain veneer.

If you have large gaps between your teeth, our team can talk with you in detail about your treatment options. This is why the consultation process is so important.

Other Uses for Porcelain Veneers

We highly recommend porcelain veneers to many patients. Not only do they work wonders for gaps, they also address these other common cosmetic concerns:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth

To qualify for porcelain veneers, patients must be in good oral health, free from cavities and gum disease.

Contact Us to Learn More About Veneers

The dental care team at Smiles for Life Dental Care is ready to help people throughout the Harrisonburg area suffering from tooth gaps and spacing problems. Speak with one of our lovely staff members at (540) 828-2312 today, or go here to schedule an appointment online.

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Smiles for Life Dental Care

The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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