Closing Gaps Between Teeth
Do you have gaps in teeth (gaps between teeth)? Closing gaps between teeth gives you a straight smile. At Bucktown Dental Associates, we use many techniques to close gaps between teeth.
Why do I have gaps in teeth?
Treatment for gaps between teeth
Closing gaps in teeth can be done by orthodontic treatment or cosmetic dentistry, or teeth replacement by implants or bridges. Yasser Elseweifi DDS, FAGD in Chicago will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the exact cause of gaps. Before treatment in done, any gum disease should be controlled. In addition, a large labial frenum needs to be repaired as it may cause spaces to open after treatment.
Orthodontic treatment for closing gaps between teeth
Closing gaps between teeth can be achieved when braces are used to move teeth together. This is particularly important when gaps are generalized. Braces are also used to evenly distribute spaces for a better cosmetic result. Retainers are crucial after closing gaps between teeth with braces. Failure to wear retainers may cause the teeth to move and spaces to reappear.
Cosmetic dentistry for closing gaps in teeth
Closing gaps in teeth can be done using cosmetic dentistry. Veneers and crowns can restore an undersized tooth such as a peg lateral incisor. Bonding is not indicated for closing large gaps in teeth. When the gaps are large, veneers and crowns are better options. Cosmetic dentistry is great for closing a midline diastema and black triangles between teeth.
Teeth replacement for closing gaps between teeth
Missing teeth need to be replaced for closing gaps between teeth. Teeth replacement can be done by dental implants or bridges.