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A gap between your teeth can be charming or a pain. Madonna (singer) and Chris Martin (lead vocalist of Coldplay) are some famous people with a space between their two upper front teeth (called a midline diastema). Diastemas are common, especially among children. A diastema is a natural part of a child’s development and most commonly occurs during the “ugly duckling” stage of dental development. It may correct on its own as the permanent teeth continue to erupt. If a diastema persists after the eruption of adult teeth, it will become permanent and it could be a large gap. This may cause aesthetic concerns. Other causes of diastema include habits like thumb sucking, a thick band of gum tissue between the teeth (high frenal attachment), an incorrect swallowing reflex, and more serious ones like periodontal (gum) disease. If untreated, periodontal disease will lead to further loss of bone around the affected tooth/teeth, and eventual loss of teeth also may occur.
Depending on the condition, our dental specialists will customize a solution to suit your needs. Composite Bonding is commonest procedure for closing the gaps, which takes just few hours. The Ceramic Laminates even though expensive, is a more permanent and near to natural solution. Even though it takes longer, orthodontic (Braces) correction is the preferred choice in many situations.
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