A diastema refers to a significant space between two teeth. This typically occurs at the frontal incisors but can also be a gap between any other two teeth in your mouth. Diastemas do not usually cause any health concerns, thus most people tend to want to eliminate them for aesthetic purposes. There are a number of reasons why one may develop a diastema. These range from:
Treatment options you can seek for a diastema
In some cases, a diastema may be caused by other oral problems such as periodontal disease. As such, fixing it would be part of the treatment carried out to cure the disease. However, in most cases, it tends to be a cosmetic problem and that is why you would have to seek treatment from a cosmetic dentist. The treatment options available to you would largely be dictated by the initial cause of the diastema.
29 April 2016
Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Kerry, and this blog is focused on dental fillings. It looks at the history of fillings, options for contemporary fillings, how to protect your fillings, when to replace them and much more. If you have ever had a cavity filled or if you are planning to get a tooth filled, you will find the information in this blog useful. I try to look at fillings from all angles, and I even plan to look at how to avoid fillings through proper dental hygiene and sealants. Thanks for reading, and I hope you find the info intellectually "filling."