Causes of teeth gaps:
1. Missing Teeth:
- It can cause your jaw bone to shrink and your gums to recede.
- Neighboring teeth may grow into the gap leading to crooked or crowded teeth.
- It can also lead to periodontal pockets where bacteria can grow.
2. Mismatched jaw bone sizes:
- Early loss of a baby (or) adult teeth
- Undue pressure on teeth and gums
- Misalignment of the jaw after an injury
- Tumors of mouth(or) jaw
3. Large labial Frenum:
- Labial frenum attaches to the center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth
- The large labial frenum can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone.
- It can change the growth patters of jaws and can cause misalignment of teeth & create gaps between the teeth.
5. Gum disease & its treatment:
- It varies but may include scaling and root planning to remove hardened plaque (tartar) from above and below the gums, this eliminates bacteria causing the disease
- Severe gum disease may require surgery to remove tartar that has accumulated deep within the gums. surgery can also involve bone and tissue regeneration.
- With Veneers, you can easily correct your teeth imperfection and get the more confident and beautiful smile
- Natural in appearance and their processed option for patients who want to make minor adjustments to look and feel of the smile
- These are quite thin and custom made shelf and made up of porcelain
- They are generally designed to cover the front face of your teeth
- Braces are a common treatment for diastema
- Braces have wires and brackets that put pressure on teeth and slowly more than together, which causes a gap.
- Invisible or removable braces may also fix some cases of diastema.
3.Composite: This is also the most common treatment option for Diastema
Outlook and prevention of diastema:
There are ways to reduce the risk of developing a gap it includes:
- Helping your children to break a thumb-sucking habit
- Learning proper swallowing reflexes
- Practicing good oral hygiene
- Make sure you brush and floss on a regular basis
- See a dentist twice a year for regular cleaning and dental examinations