WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GAPS BETWEEN TEETH?
Children's teeth develop gaps as they grow because their jaw is getting bigger and their baby teeth remain the same size. Children may have temporary gaps as their baby teeth start to fall out. This is normal and should not cause any alarm. At this moment we should check up by good dentist.
Gaps in adult teeth are referred to as diastemas. Diastemas appear most often between the two upper front teeth, though they can occur between any two teeth. Diastemas are also normal and like gaps found in children, may result from a mismatch between jaw bone size and teeth size.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR TOOTH GAP CLOSURE SUGGESTED BY GOOD DNTIST?
- Dental bonding on the anterior or front teeth is an excellent method for repairing minor imperfections such as chips and stains. It can also be used to fill gaps between teeth, called diastemas.
- When teeth are attractive and healthy, repositioning BY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT is the BEST treatment as per good dentist, as it involves no loss of enamel.
- If the gap is caused by periodontal disease, then periodontal treatment by a good dentist or gum specialist (periodontist) is necessary. When gum health is restored, in many cases braces can be used to move the teeth into place. A splint can be used to attach teeth to other teeth and prevent them from moving again. In some cases, a bridge will be required to close the spaces.
- If a large labial frenum is causing the gap, the frenum can be reduced through surgery called a frenectomy. If a frenectomy is done in a younger child, the space may close on its own. If it is done in an older child or an adult, the space may need to be closed with braces.
- If you have a space because you are missing teeth, you might need more extensive dental repair. This might include dental implants, a bridge or a partial denture.