In the science of dentistry, the gaps between the teeth are known as a diastema. These gaps destroy the look of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics can treat this issue with procedures and devices that can mend the gaps and give you a properly aligned smile that restores your self-esteem. Teeth bonding can be the best solution for people who have developed gaps between their teeth and wish to get their teeth together. Bonding of teeth using resin or veneers can greatly improve your smile.
Diastema is the condition where teeth grow apart from each other, creating gaps and making them look abnormal. Teeth gaps can also cause oral health problems as they create more space between the teeth, exposing the gums to pathogen attacks. People with diastema are also at a far greater risk of gum recession at a faster pace. The spaces between the teeth allow more space for plaque accumulation on the teeth and can gradually affect the roots.
Causes of diastema or gap in teeth
The gap between teeth can occur due to orthodontic reasons. A disproportionate size of the teeth and jaw can cause gaps between the teeth. If the teeth are smaller for the size of the jaw, they grow away from each other and create significant gaps between the front as well as back teeth. Teeth can sometimes be missing from their origin or can be smaller in comparison to the adjacent teeth. This condition also causes gaps between teeth. The tissue that is located in the inner lips and extends all the way to your upper front incisors is called labial frenum. An extensive growth of the labial frenum can sometimes lead to a gap between your front incisors if it grows beyond its normal area and surpasses the gums. Thumb sucking is also one of the reasons of diastema as it puts pressure on the front teeth causing them to split and create gaps. Periodontal diseases like gum recession can also lead to gaps between teeth. The loss of the alveolar bone causes teeth to lose its hold on the bone and it causes the teeth to form gaps between themselves. If the gaps are not too wide to cure, they can be mended by the simple procedure of composite bonding or veneer bonding.
Teeth bonding for teeth gaps
Teeth bonding is the best choice for you if you’re troubled by gaps between your teeth and want to restore your smile. Teeth bonding involves using restorative materials on the teeth to alter their shape and form so that they can be aligned properly without the use of braces or retainers. Teeth bonding can fill in the gaps between the teeth that appear with the recession of gums. The procedure of teeth bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the teeth to restore their size and bond them together in case of diastema. Veneers are another type of a bonding device that can be used to recreate the look of your smile. For a veneer bonding process, the dentist first takes impressions of your teeth using a mold and then decides the shape and size of the veneers to be applied. Once the veneers have arrived from the laboratory, the dentist bonds them to your teeth hiding the gaps.
If you are suffering from gaps between your teeth and want to get more information on the teeth bonding procedure, contact our dental team at Floss and Gloss Dental and our dentist will suggest bonding procedures accordingly.