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Can a Gap in Teeth be Fixed: Understanding Dental Options

October 8, 2019 | Blog

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Smiles get wider and brighter when you’re confident about your teeth. One of the largest flaws with teeth are the gaps that may be between them, especially the front two teeth. This gap is called diastema.

The Problem: Diastema

Diastema is when a space separates teeth, particularly the incisors and canines. A large percentage of the time, the gapping of teeth is a genetic flaw that is not able to controlled. Jawlines and bone structure are a genetic factor that plays into how your teeth fit. It is also possible to develop diastema through the overgrowth of tissue within your gum lines. When there is an overgrowth of tissue in the gums, teeth begin to separate, creating a gap.

The Solution: Teeth Bonding

Though teeth bonding may sound scary or painful, it is a common procedure that many people partake in at some point in life. Teeth bonding is when a dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to extend the teeth. This fixes chipped teeth, as well as gaps that may be between teeth. The procedure is used for the cosmetic appearance instead of pushing together teeth in the way that braces do.

The lifespan of teeth bonding is one that tends to be manageable and cost efficient. When taken care of well with good oral hygiene, the effects can last up to 10 years.

The brighter your teeth, the brighter your smile. Taking the time to invest in the procedure that will help you feel confident with your smile is an investment worth making. If you’re interested in fixing a gap in your teet, contact Gulf Coast Dental today to set up an appointment.

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