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Say Goodbye to Teeth Gaps or Diastema (For Good)

If you’ve found this blog, you probably hate your gapped teeth, which never closed on their own as you got older. Or perhaps you’re noticing new gaps forming between teeth due to gum disease and gum recession?

It’s not essential to treat gapped teeth, but they can cause oral health problems involving bacterial growth and plaque build-up. So, if embracing your gapped teeth is not for you, then fixing them couldn’t be easier with the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry.

  • 1-hour treatments for small gaps
  • Minimally invasive option
  • Prices from £295 / £24.58 per month

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Three ways to fix spaces between teeth

Before and after composite bonding

Our cosmetic dentists usually recommend three types of cosmetic procedures to close gaps between teeth (two of which do not involve braces or aligners). All of which are available on 0% finance or longer terms extending to 60 months.

Composite bonding

  • £295 per tooth
  • £24.58 per month (0%)
  • 1-hour treatment
  • Gaps of 0.5mm or less

Completed in a single trip to the dentist, composite bonding is fast, quick and easy on the finances. But for all its benefits, composite bonding will not last forever and must be renewed every five to seven years.

However, it’s easy to upkeep and renew, offering a faster process than porcelain veneers, and means you won’t need to wear a retainer either.

Explore composite bonding in more detail.

How long do veneers really last?

Dental veneers

  • Composite and porcelain options
  • Prices from £350 per tooth / £29.16 per month (0%)
  • Same-day treatment with composite, three-week treatment with porcelain
  • Gaps between 1-3mm (sometimes larger)

Dental veneers are a great way to fix several smile problems in one. Offering a solution for chipped, discoloured and gapped teeth, veneers are likely one of your best long-term solutions.

Veneers come in two forms, composite or porcelain; composite can save patients money but benefit from better durability than porcelain. Porcelain veneers last up to 15 years, with composite veneers lasting up to seven years. Explore costs in greater detail.

Composite veneers are immediately sculpted to the tooth in one dental visit, whereas porcelain veneers are custom-made, taking three appointments over three weeks.

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  • Reliably closes gaps up to 6mm per arch
  • Prices from £2,499
  • £208.25 per month (0%)
  • Treatment takes 3-6 months

Invisalign, alongside braces, is one of the most effective ways to close gaps between teeth. However, some patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces, which are more discreet and faster.

Depending on the size of your gaps, Invisalign can take 12 weeks to 3 months to correct gapped teeth (for gaps no larger than 1.5 mm) – and even faster for a gap between the front two teeth.

Invisalign will only work on gaps no larger than 6 millimetres, so gaps over that limit will require fixed orthodontic appliances like metal braces.

Remember that a retainer must be worn nightly following the aligner treatment.

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Have gaps caused by tooth loss or gum disease?

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We’ve teamed up with Chrysalis Finance to provide you with simple & affordable ways to pay for all types of dental treatment; finance from £950.00 to £25,000.00. You don’t need to be a homeowner. When approved, Chrysalis would pay our clinic directly.  Chrysalis Finance Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 631193. This does not affect your credit score.

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.