The gap that occurs between the teeth, also called as diastema, is the condition where the side of the teeth are different. It may occur due to genetic reasons but is treatable. While this has no effect on patient’s health, it may cause aesthetic issues.
Teeth gap will have a negative effect on smile aesthetics, making patients unhappy and lowering their life quality. Some patients may refrain from smiling in public or may try to keep their mouths hidden. Teeth gaps may also affect the pronunciation of certain words or sounds, creating difficulties. It is also unavoidable that the tongue would be damaged when getting inside the gaps.
The causes of Interdental Gap
The teeth gap is caused by the size of the teeth not being in proportion to the jaw arc. Genetics also play a role in teeth gap, and is usually inherited.
Interdental Gap treatment
Teeth gap can be treated with orthodontic approach, with leaf veneer or with performing aesthetic filling of the gap. Another quick treatment that doesn’t harm the tooth structure is aesthetic composite applications, which doesn’t wear the tooth crown in any way and offers a healthy and quick solution.
Processes of aesthetic treatment of teeth gap.
- Aesthetic composite is the first treatment applied. Prior to the application, any gum tissue between the teeth is removed via laser, which is followed by aesthetic composite application.
- While the aesthetic composite is applied, the tooth enamel is not damaged in any way and the teeth is preserved.
- If the gum tissue is blocking the way, the areas is cleaned with laser to make room for composite filling.
- There is no pain or ache, as the tooth enamel is not damaged in any way, which mean there is no need to use anesthesia. The application in performed quickly and treatment is over with in one session.
- This application provides the patient with a healthy smile
- With proper maintenance, teeth gap filling is long lasting and can be kept for life.