How To Fix Diastema or Gaps in Teeth

How To Fix Diastema or Gaps in Teeth

Dental diastema is the space or gap between two or more teeth, which is seen most frequently in the maxillary central incisors (the top front teeth). This condition can be caused by the lack of a tooth, a disproportion in the size of the teeth, too large a labial frenulum and even bad oral habits. Today, despite the rejection of many specialists in dentistry, having gaps in theeth has become the latest trend in cosmetic dentistry and more and more people demand this condition made fashionable by many models and celebrities. However, dentists recommend fixing diastema as it can lead to other oral health problems and affect overall health. In the following OneHowTo article we show you some treatments in detail that solve the problem of having a gap in your teeth.

Steps to follow:

First, to fix diastema you should go to your dentist for a radiography examination and to explain your personal history, analyse carefully what causes it and decide on the most appropriate type of treatment for you. Now we'll explain the solutions that professionals may propose to solve this condition and so you look more beautiful and have a perfect smile.


Orthodontic treatment

Starting aesthetic orthodontic treatment is one of the most common options to fix diastema. It helps gently and gradually move the teeth, correcting their position and finally achieving complete diastema closure. Thanks to innovations and development of new techniques in dentistry, patients who do not want to wear visible orthodontic appliances can opt for invisaline, a new technique of invisible braces that helps solve even the most complex dental problems.


Porcelain veneers

The use of porcelain veneers is a fully invasive treatment which fixes diastema without the need to resort to orthodontics. This uses very thin pieces that adhere to the outside of the teeth and whereby the dentist restores the appearance of straight teeth, correcting the spaces between them. Moreover, it is a method that also offers the possibility to change the colour, shape and size of the teeth, which can be improved so you have a much nicer smile.


Dental crowns and bridges

Dental crowns or bridges are molds of one or more teeth which are placed on the affected teeth in order to cover them to restore their shape, size and strength. They serve both to cover a tooth that is completely destroyed to correct its appearance and alignment, as in the case of diastema.


Dental implants

The replacement of teeth implants is another alternative to fix diastema, although dentists offer this possibility only when strictly necessary due to more serious oral health problems. Dental implants have been created to replace missing or lost teeth for any reason. They fit perfectly with the other tissues of the mouth and the end result is identical to that of natural teeth.


This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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