A gapped tooth is a dental condition which is also called as Diastema (space in between teeth) often occurs to the two upper front teeth. Dentists developed a non-surgical procedure to treat gapped teeth and restore the patient’s smile.

Causes of Gapped Teeth

  • Uneven Size of Jawbone and Teeth

If a person has different sizes of teeth and jawbone, they can develop teeth crowding or teeth gap.

  • Oversized Labial Frenum

The labial frenum is a tissue located inside the upper lip to the gums. If a person has a large labial frenum that passes between the front teeth, it acts as a barrier causing gapped teeth.

  • Thumbsucking

The pressure created when thumbsucking can push the front teeth forward creating a gap.

  • Gum Disease

Gum disease causes the jawbone to recede and weaken. Weak jawbone cannot hold teeth causing it to become loose and move creating a gap.

Treatment

  • Dental Bonding

A type of cosmetic dentistry that uses a composite resin that is sculpted in the teeth to match the shape and color and to close the gap in between teeth. Dental bonding is the simplest way of fixing teeth gap and can be done in just one visit to the dentist.

  • Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain made the material to match the natural color of the teeth and attached to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are durable that can last up to 10 - 15 years with proper care.

  • Orthodontics

Orthodontics such as Invisalign, clear correct, and braces are an option to treat teeth gap. If misalignment causes teeth gap, orthodontics is the best option to close the gap between the teeth gradually.

  • Frenectomy

If a large labial frenum causes the teeth gap, frenectomy is the best treatment. It is a procedure that removes excess labial frenum (  a soft tissue that attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth). Frenectomy must be associated with other teeth gap treatment such as veneers, orthodontics or bonding to close teeth gap.

Determining the cause of gapped teeth is essential to know the proper treatment that a patient needs. Procedures to treat gapped teeth is vital to boost confidence when smiling and avoid development of other dental issues.

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