Gaps Between Teeth

Dental Techniques can help to remove the spaces between teeth and the gaps in your mouth to give you a better and more appealing smile.

There are many choices including dental implants that can also be used in combination with restorative dentistry to give you the complete smile.

There are 2 types of gaps :

1. Gaps between teeth because of a missing tooth.

There are many ways that this gap can be closed. This includes:

Dentures - this option is useful when a transitional option is required after the loss of a tooth. The definitive options include an acrylic denture or a cobalt-chromium denture.

Denture forms a cost-effective option when there are multiple missing teeth or when there is inadequate bone for implants or if the teeth quality to support bridges is poor.

Bridges - this is useful when a fixed option of tooth replacement is required, and the supporting teeth have existing restorations are present and when Implant treatment is either not possible or not preferred.

Transitional bridges are either made from:

  1. Composite using fibre reinforcement to support the missing tooth such as Stich- Tech.
  2. Maryland bridges which are bonded to the back of one tooth

Definitive bridges are often made from porcelain for front teeth or from porcelain bonded to metal for back teeth and are bonded to either a single tooth or two neighbouring teeth.

Implants- when there is adequate bone, the neighbouring teeth have no dental work and there is adequate bone than implants are treatment option of choice.

2. Gaps between teeth when no teeth are missing

Thus arises because of a dental alveolar discrepancy. There are a variety of methods for closing these gaps.

Veneers- composite or porcelain veneers can close gaps dependant on the patient preference of material once understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the methodology.

This also is an option to be considered when the patient has other issues such as discoloured teeth, short teeth or existing restorations such as fillings and crowns.

Orthodontics- this includes options which can be carried out in a shorter period of time when using methods such as 6-month smiles, Invisalign or C fast.

Conventional orthodontics is also an option which is highly recommended in patients who have bite issues.

Sometimes a combination of approaches is required.

See also: Short, Worn or Broken Teeth | Discoloured Teeth | Overbite | Reviews

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Dental Braces

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