Are you tried of your Gaps in teeth or distract people while they are talking to you, then we have solution for you. If you have a space between your teeth that you don’t like and if you haven’t had it closed because you were told it would take one to two years of full mouth rehabilitation or orthodontic treatment to close it, this blog post may be an eye opener for you.
Today, there are several ways to close unsightly gaps, depending upon the cause of the spaces, their size, location, and the condition of the adjacent teeth. Cost and your personal needs will play a significant role in the choice you’re your treatment.
Causes of gaps in teeth:
Personal habits, such as tongue thrusting, or having an abnormal tongue, or swallowing movements occasionally separate teeth by allowing the tongue to slip into the space between the teeth. Constant probing with the tongue, which is the strongest muscle in the body, can wedge the teeth apart.
The loss of supporting bone under the gum tissue can also cause teeth to fan out. Sometimes teeth must be extracted due to infection or teeth decay, leaving an unattractive space between teeths.
Separation can also be caused by the loss of back teeth. This can transfer the chewing activity forward and forces the teeth to spread. In every case, it is important to analyses the cause of the spacing because, as in the case of gum disease, it must be controlled first before attempting to fill the spaces.
Space between front teeth: A space between the two front teeth can be a distracting eye catcher, thereby creating a negative image. It can cause the viewer to look from your eyes to your mouth.
Spaced and protruded teeth: An individual was embarrassed to smile due to the spaces between the front teeth. They did not want to have Cosmetic dental treatment because of the objection to the typical metal bands and the long duration of treatment.
Midline deviation: If you have a discrepancy between the midline of your face and midline of your teeth, it will be even more apparent if there is a space in the front of your mouth.
The Best Dental Treatment solution for Teeth Decay or Teeth Gap:
The 3 R concept for gaps in Teeth
Correcting space problems usually involves one of three major choices, the three R’s: repositioning (orthodontics), restoration (Teeth bonding, Teeth laminating, or Teeth crowning) or removal (replacement with an implant), the least desirable alternative that is only used as a last resort. However, if the patients need is urgent, laminating or crowning is the choice of treatment. This type of treatment can be completed in one day.
Cosmetic contouring and bonding
The teeth are first cosmetically contoured so the new shapes would blend in better with each other. After the space is closed through composite resin bonding, it is much easier to maintain eye-to-eye contact. If someone looks at your mouth now, it will be because of the attractive smile rather than a negative space. One result of closing spaces is to allow the viewer to see your entire face rather than look at different segments. These results usually last for 3-5 years depending on the personal use. There is a high chance of fracture and discoloration.
Best Way for Teeth Lamination to close spaces
Although bonding is the quickest way to close spaces, laminating with either laboratory-made composite resin or can be done on the chair itself. It would take only one day to complete this treatment. The technique is especially effective when spaces are not uniform.
A major advantage in choosing laminates is the proportional accuracy the dentist can obtain, because the laminates are constructed on a model in the laboratory.
Crowning to close gaps in teeth
Compared to bonding, Teeth crowning is a longer lasting solution. The natural tooth structure must be reduced, and replacement may be required some two to nine years later depending on the treatment chosen. In some spaces, people even prefer a slight gap to be intentionally left in the crowns in order to give a more natural appearance. Use of polymer composites gives a natural long lasting and plaque resistance properties.