Gapped Teeth (Diastema) Treatment
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What Causes Gapped Teeth?
- Gaps between the teeth affect both the jaw and the teeth. The causes of gapped teeth can be said to be:
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportional in size. Cases where the jaws are larger or the teeth smaller cause gapped teeth. (The opposite is the case with crowded teeth).
- After operations on the gums.
How Can Gapped Teeth Be Treated?
- Orthodontic treatment (braces).
- Composite fillings.
- Porcelain laminates.
- The cause of gapped teeth first needs to be investigated by your dentist to prevent gaps from reappearing and who may offer a combination of treatment methods in extreme cases.
Misaligned Teeth (Malocclusion)
Misaligned teeth can be caused by skeletal or dental reasons as well as childhood habits, such as thumb-sucking.
There are different categories of malocclusion:
Class 1 malocclusion is the most common. The bite is normal, but the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth.
Class 2 malocclusion, called retrognathism or overbite, occurs when the upper jaw and teeth severely overlap the bottom jaw and teeth.
Class 3 malocclusion, called prognathism or under bite, occurs when the lower jaw protrudes or juts forward, causing the lower jaw and teeth to overlap the upper jaw and teeth.
Misaligned teeth can be treated in the following ways:
Composite Veneers: Made of composite filling materials, they can be used to correct misaligned teeth.
Porcelain Laminates: Can be used to correct misaligned teeth that are not very severe.
Orthodontic Treatment + Porcelain Laminates: These two treatments can be combined to correct misaligned teeth of medium severity to reduce the length of treatment.
Orthodontic Treatment: May be an option in severe cases of misalignment. In such cases surgical intervention may also be necessary.
Lip Fillers: Plastic surgery or lip fillers administered by a dermatologist can be used to supplement other treatment options.
Short and Broken Teeth Treatment
Teeth may appear to be short if the gum excessively covers them and ‘lengthening’ the teeth by reshaping the gums using lasers is a critical point in creating an aesthetically pleasing smile and making the patient look younger.
Short teeth can also be lengthened using composite fillings or porcelain laminates.
Broken teeth are often the result of children and young adults being involved in biking or swimming pool accidents.
Alternative Broken Teeth Treatments:
1- Composite materials today realistically mimic the natural appearance of teeth in terms of colour, glaze and transparency. Composite fillings can be used to restore broken teeth as well as treat minor shape and positional issues.
2- Porcelain laminates, but these are recommended for older patients.
WARNING: Everyone is unique. This means that the treatment length, planning and results may be different for yourself. The information you see here are is the resulting average from a large range of samples. You can contact us for more detailed information via 0549 791 99 01
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