What to do if you have gaps in your teeth? ___


A diastema is an area of extra space between two or more teeth. The two front teeth of the upper jaw area is where diastema is most frequently seen.


Once your dentist or dental specialist has determined the reason for your diastema, a treatment plan will be discussed.

Options may include:

● Keep the diastema.

● Orthodontic treatment to move the teeth and close the diastema.

● Use porcelain veneers, very thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the outside of the teeth.

● Crown and bridge work or replacement of teeth with implants (adults only).

● Dental bonding

How can I get rid of gaps in teeth without braces?

Braces aren’t the only solution for filling gaps in teeth. If you want to close gaps in teeth without braces, two other options that may be offered are veneers and composite bonding.



Veneers: A porcelain veneer is a thin cover that fits on top of your natural teeth to alter the shape and/or color. Fixing a small diastema with veneers is quite straightforward.

Dental Bonding: With diastema bonding, a composite material is applied directly to the teeth – no lab work required. The dentist builds up and shapes the composite to give the desired appearance. In the case of filling gaps in teeth, the composite is used to extend the tooth slightly to close the diastema

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