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Options in Modern Dentistry to Correct Gapped Teeth Problem

Options in Modern Dentistry to Correct Gapped Teeth Problem

Posted by:  Admin
January 08, 2019

In order for you to have healthy teeth and gums, you must start to brush and floss your teeth on daily basis.This, however, is not enough to keep your smile beautiful and glowing for the long term. A renowned cosmetic dentistry expert in London says that tooth gaps, especially in the front teeth, can really damage your overall appearance and level of confidence.

Modern dentistry offers a host of solutions to overcome this problem.

Causes behind gapped teeth

Experts at the Museum Dental Suites state that the right terminology in dentistry for a gap between two teeth is called diastema. Such gaps usually occur between the pair of front teeth in your upper jaw. There can be several causes behind the formation of such gaps. These include:

  • Gum disease, which triggers the recession of the jaw bone.
  • Missing tooth.
  • Undersized tooth.
  • An oversized labial frenum. This is a tissue that runs from the upper lips to the gums.
  • Even thumb sucking during childhood can lead to the formation of an unwanted gap in between the teeth.

The problem of diastema may or may not affect your aesthetic appeal; however, it is always a good idea to find a solution to this dental problem.

Solutions to overcome the problem

Composite dental bonding: Composite Bonding is the easiest and most reasonable option that can resolve the gap between the teeth. Ultra-thin, tooth-coloured resin material is cemented to your teeth using dental adhesive to cover up the gap. The material is shaped to provide a natural look. This solution is easy to avail but difficult to maintain as it gets stained easily. The treatment doesn’t include any restorative dentistry procedures. Because of this, the solution is prone to trigger your tooth to chip in the future if you are not careful. We recommend that you take extra care and follow the dentist guidance in order for your composite dental bonding to last for longer.

Porcelain veneers: Veneers are another widely popular cosmetic dentistry procedure to resolve the gap between the teeth. The procedure of veneers treatment is also much simpler – just like the bonding treatment, however, the result is more long-lasting. Veneer is a very thin slice of porcelain which is worked upon in the lab to precisely match with the colour and shape of your natural teeth. A thin layer of enamel needs to be removed from your tooth surface to make room for your veneer. This loss of enamel is irreversible and this is the only negative aspect of this treatment option.




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