Are the gaps between your teeth making you feel self-conscious? If so, are you wondering if these can be fixed with braces or another way to do it? The answer is yes. But before we dive into that, let’s take a quick look at why these gaps occur.
- Disproportionately sized teeth: In some cases, gaps between teeth may occur when there is a mismatch in teeth size and jaw shape. As a result, tooth size may increase as the sides of other teeth will move further away from one another.
- Oversized labial frenum: A gap in teeth can also usually be the result of an overgrown mound of tissue above the central incisors, which has forced them to spread open farther.
- Thumb-sucking: Sucking the thumb, a childhood habit could cause a gap by pushing the teeth forward.
- Gum disease: Diastemas are also known to be caused by gum disease. The infection causes damage to the gums and soft tissues supporting your teeth which might lead to gaps between your teeth or tooth loss.
Modern orthodontics is often used to reposition teeth that are crooked or overcrowded and correct bite disorders. The best option for a gap in teeth is fixed lingual braces, while Labial fixed braces offer the best value. Tooth-colored braces are less obvious than they used to be and changeable with color elastics for children. Invisalign braces are great for closing gaps and straightening teeth. It is more effective than traditional braces and less expensive.
Cosmetic bonding is the simplest, most cost-effective procedure to Fix gaps in Front Teeth. With minimal tooth preparation, it can be done in one visit. The procedure is done with a conditioning gel that gently roughens the teeth so that this material can adhere better. A tooth-colored composite resin material is then applied and cured with ultraviolet light. Our dentist then shapes and polishes the resin, so it is seamlessly matched with your other teeth.
Although excellent results can usually be achieved with dental bonding, the resin can stain over time. In addition, veneers are more resistant to staining and typically last longer since they are usually stronger and good at resisting cracks and fractures.
Dental bridges are considered a good option for patients who can’t or don’t want dental implants. They’re also less expensive. During the procedure, a false tooth or teeth is placed at each end of the gap, and a bridge is put in place, effectively filling the gap and restoring the smile.
Porcelain veneers are another option to fix gaps in front teeth. They are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surface of the teeth and are slightly wider than the actual tooth to conceal any gaps between them.
In the case of ultra-thin veneers, enamel shaving is removed to allow for a closer fit. These custom veneers will then be held over your teeth and cemented into place during a second visit. Veneers are made up of one of the most durable materials available, can last up to 15 years if well cared for. It also looks similar to natural teeth.
For bigger gaps, dental implants are the gold standard. First, a titanium post is inserted into the mandible, and then an individual’s natural-looking crown is placed over the top.
Implants require careful planning and may not be right for everyone. Furthermore, surgical procedures such as those need to consider that those with bone lacking or those who require a bone graft might need extra treatment time and are more expensive and greater the risk of complications such as tissue rejection.
We, at Creative Dental Clinic, provide you & your family with holistic and evidence-based dental treatment whilst ensuring the highest levels of quality, comfort, and hygiene, making your visits enjoyable.