A diastema is a natural space or gap that occurs between two teeth. Diastemas are more common in children than adults, but will occur in patients of all ages. In many cases, these gaps correct themselves as a child grows and develops. However, in some cases the diastema requires correction by a dental professional in order to close the gap.
Diastema closure is primarily a cosmetic treatment due to the fact that these gaps between the teeth do not cause harm to your oral function or health. Instead, the treatment is based entirely on your personal preferences. Our dentists may recommend a diastema closure if you feel self-conscious about the gap between your teeth. Common solutions for diastema closure include:
- Orthodontic treatment
- Dental veneers
- Dental bonding
- Oral surgery
Please note that oral surgery is rarely necessary to correct a diastema.
Thanks to advances in dentistry, our dentists can perform this treatment in ways that are more aesthetically pleasing. Using composite (tooth-colored) materials and adhesive bonding as well as polishing the tooth afterward, we can give you a naturally beautiful result that you can enjoy for years to come.