Many people have a large gap between their teeth, also known as a diastema. It is a common thing, and a lot of people do not have an issue with it, but others prefer to close that gap between their front teeth.
Is that something your dentist can help you with?
Let's find out!
As we said before, a diastema is a space gap between two teeth, usually between the two front teeth. It can happen between any set of teeth, but because of its position, it is most noticeable when it is between the two front teeth.
Diastema is not caused by just one thing, but there can be different causes to it. Sometimes there is no dental issue related to it, it is just a normal growth in the child’s teeth. Other causes of diastema are:
When someone decides to treat diastema, it's usually more because of aesthetic reasons, as this condition is harmless to oral health. There are several treatment options for it:
As you can see, there are different treatment options for diastema and your best choice will depend on your current oral health and what benefits the treatment can bring to your oral health. You can discuss all these factors with your dentist to establish the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
At Scarsdale Smiles, we pride ourselves on our stellar services and our friendly staff.
We also strive to educate our patients on their dental needs and help them achieve a lifetime of optimal oral health.
You can always get in touch with us and schedule an appointment where our Scarsdale dentist will evaluate your current needs and help you find the best solution for you.