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How to Fix Gapped Front Teeth

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A gap between your two front teeth is known as a “diastema”. And while some people in New York City dislike the appearance, others embrace it and live a happy, confident life as is.

Causes of Diastema

Though it’s most common between the two front teeth, diastema can occur anywhere throughout the mouth.

This condition occurs when the dental arch (jaw) is wider than necessary to hold all of your teeth. The second most common reason for a diastema is when the gum tissue between your two front teeth, known as the frenulum, is over-sized, pushing your teeth apart.

Procedures to Correct Diastema

Whether or not you choose to correct this condition is completely up to you. Here are some options to consider:

Frenectomy – If you have an oversized frenulum you can have a procedure called a frenectomy that trims away the excess tissue. As a result, the teeth will naturally shift together and close in the space.

Orthodontics – Braces or clear-aligner therapy not only close in the unwanted gap but can also straighten all of your teeth and correct your bite.

Porcelain Veneers – A porcelain veneer is like a custom-made artificial shell of porcelain that’s glued to the front of your teeth. When designing veneers, they can be customized to close smaller gaps between your teeth.

Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is a similar procedure to porcelain veneers where we add tooth-colored filling material to your teeth to sculpt them in a way that closes in spaces.

Diastema Treatment in New York

If you have a diastema and would like to get it corrected, contact Gramercy Dental Center of New York for a consultation today.

Posted on behalf of Gramercy Dental Center

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