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  • Writer's pictureDr. Sameer Bhandari

Fixing Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between teeth - also called diastemas - are relatively common. They can occur between any two teeth, but are most often seen between the front teeth. While some people may view gaps as a cosmetic issue, they can also cause problems with eating and speaking.

If you're concerned about gaps between your teeth, you may be wondering what causes them and how they can be fixed.

You may have gaps between your front teeth which are unsightly and is a concern for smile. If you are exploring the options to fix the gaps between your front teeth please read this blog post.

Understanding the cause for the gaps -

There are a few different things that can cause gaps between teeth. One of the most common causes is genetics. If your parents or grandparents had gaps between their teeth, you're more likely to have them as well. Other causes include teeth that are too small for your mouth, missing teeth, or thumb sucking, gum disease, decayed teeth or tongue thrusting.

Gaps between teeth can usually be fixed with braces, clear aligners or other dental appliances. Now a days cosmetic dental correction using dental veneers is also a very commonly opted treatment modality. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to close the gap.

Understanding different treatment options

There are many different treatment options available to fix the gaps between teeth. Some of the most popular options include braces, veneers, and bonding. Each of these options has its own set of pros and cons, so it's important to consult with a dental professional to figure out which option is right for you.

Braces are one of the most popular options for fixing gaps between teeth. They are usually made of metal or ceramic, and they work by gradually moving the teeth into the correct position.

Now a days Clear Aligners is one of the most preferred treatment option to set the teeth right in the correct position and close the gaps.

Veneers are another popular option for fixing gaps between teeth. Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front of the teeth. They can be made of porcelain or composite

Choosing the correct treatment option

If you are unhappy with the gap between your teeth, there are a few different treatment options available to you.

The first treatment option is to use braces or clear aligners. This is a very common option and it can be very effective in closing the gap between your teeth. Using this option you can see change position of the teeth but shape, colour, contours of the teeth will remain unaltaered

This option does not need to make any structural changes in your tooth. It helps to retains health and structure of the teeth. However, it can take a longer time to see results and it can be expensive.

The second treatment option is to consider cosmetic dental treatment using Veneers.

This option can be considered if you wish to change size , shape - contours & colour of your teeth to make it look better.

This is a little invasive option, but it can be very effective in closing the gap between your teeth. Preparation of tooth enamel is necessary in most of the cases which may lead to sensitivity in some cases who choose to go ahead with this treatment option.

The third treatment option is to use dental bonding. This is a common option, but it can be very effective in closing the gap between your teeth. Composite bonded restorations tend to discolor over a long period and may require more frequent polishing to maintain its integrity.

What should you choose?

In conclusion, there are many potential causes of gaps between teeth, and it is important to consult with a professional to determine the best course of treatment.

Treatment options vary depending on the cause of the problem, and can range from bonding or braces to more invasive procedures.

Making choice of treatment may be difficult without understanding the root cause of the problem. Therefore, it is important to select the right treatment option that meets your desires.

Book an appointment with us to get a professional opinion on the best treatment option for you.

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