How to Correct Diastema or Gapped Teeth
February 6, 2023
Diastemas are the spaces that appear between teeth in some people. Depending on the preferences of each person they can be more or less attractive. However, there are people who would prefer to close it. If you are one of those people, the good news is that Greenacres cosmetic dentistry has many options to deal with this issue. Let’s take a look at them.
This is a minimally invasive surgery that involves intervening on the upper lip frenum, which is responsible for the separation of the teeth. After this procedure, the patient usually has to opt for orthodontic treatment as a complement to correct the diastema.
If you don’t have any biting problems, the spaces are not too big or you have teeth smaller than normal (microdontia) veneers are your treatment of choice. You will get beautiful teeth in a very short time. In addition, the quality and resistance of the materials used is constantly evolving, achieving ever greater aesthetics and durability.
Dental crowns are similar to veneers, but in this case, they are placed on the entire visible surface of the tooth and not only on the front part. This treatment is appropriate when diastemas are not accompanied by dental alignment problems, since in this case orthodontic treatment would be necessary.
Most cases of diastema require orthodontic treatment. Some patients may also need a combination of treatments to achieve good results; orthodontics and crowns, frenectomy and orthodontics, etc.
Today there are many orthodontic options to treat the space between teeth: metal brackets, ceramic brackets, clear brackets, lingual braces, or invisible aligners. The total duration of orthodontic treatment is determined by the complexity of each patient’s case.
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Whether or not to keep a diastema is completely a personal choice. It’s imperative to consult your dentist to know which is the best option for you in case you don’t feel comfortable with that space between your teeth and want to close it. To know more, call us now at Miguel Ferrer DDS and schedule a visit!