Gaps between teeth look ugly and you must remove them. Sadly there are no do-it-yourself ways to close the gap. Get a consultation with your dentist nearby to correct the gaps between your teeth.
How is the gap between teeth formed?
Space or gaps between teeth in dental terminology called “diastema”. To Explain, Gaps occur when teeth are too small for the jaw bone. So teeth look spaced too far apart. You may develop diastema or space between teeth if there’s an overgrowth of tissue that borders the gum line and your upper two front teeth. Hence, The overgrowth causes separation between teeth, resulting in gaps between teeth. Some gaps are really small and barely noticeable while other gaps are large and a cosmetic issue.
Therefore, there is no one single cause of diastema, but several contributing factors. You may have diastema because of the size of your teeth and jaw bone. Diastema can run in families. It may also develop from gum disease where inflammation damages gums and tissues supporting teeth. The signs of gum disease show red and swollen gums, loose teeth and bleeding gums.
What happens if there is a gap between teeth?
Gum Disease is the main cause of gaps between teeth. Your teeth could loosen and you would lose them. So, This is why it’s important to see your dentist. If the dentist finds you have gum disease, these need treatment first. Treatment may include scaling and removing hardened tartar through root planning. If gum disease is severe, you may require surgery to remove the tartar. Teeth protect gums and if there are spaces leaving gums unprotected, you could experience trauma to gums. This could result in losing teeth.
How to reduce the gaps between teeth?
They are an excellent way to reduce the gap between teeth. Braces have wires and brackets which put pressure on teeth. They simply pull the teeth together using the tension of the wire, which reduces the space between teeth.
The time taken to close gaps depends on your case. Therefore, the average time to close the teeth gap is 4 months to a year. Gaps in the upper teeth close faster than those on the bottom. Braces align surrounding teeth properly and close small gaps between teeth.
While metal braces can straighten teeth, you must also consider Invisalign braces. This is an almost undetectable way to close gaps between teeth. A set of clear custom-made teeth aligners fit perfectly over teeth, subtly moving them into position. These braces are removable making cleaning teeth, really easy. Movement in teeth causes mild soreness which is completely normal. Aligners take a few days getting used to, but once done you won’t even feel them. The Invisalign braces are invisible and your family members won’t even know you have them.
Teeth bonding makes use of tooth-colored composite resin to reduce gaps between teeth. The dentist carefully sculpts the resin into the appropriate size and shape, covering the gap between front teeth. The dentist selects a shade of bonding material which perfectly matches your teeth. Your dentist then etches the surface of your teeth and applies conditioning liquid for bonding to adhere. A bonding agent applied to the tooth gives a putty-like texture that allows the dentist to shape and mold it when it’s in your mouth. UV light hardens the bonding. The polished bonding material prevents irritation of lips. Do remember that smoking could stain the bonding.
Dental veneers close gaps between teeth. A porcelain veneer is a thin cover that fits on top of natural teeth altering its shape and color. When your dentist fills gaps between teeth using dental veneers, he just makes the veneers slightly wider than the original teeth. After dental veneers are fitted, they meet in the middle and cover the gap between teeth. Dental veneers are used to close small gaps between teeth.
A retainer could close gaps between teeth, but it takes a long time. These are basically a molded plastic piece with a couple of wires designed to fit over teeth. Retainers are affordable and close gaps between teeth. You change the retainer as teeth move and close the gap.
Teeth gap bands:
The teeth gap bands are placed around two teeth to draw them together. Check with the dentist if teeth gap bands are suitable for you. This is a cheap method to close gaps between teeth. Teeth gap bands cannot be a solution for large gaps between teeth or crooked teeth or this could result in dental issues.
Dentures are removable replacements for teeth. Hence, They fix gaps where several teeth have been removed. Dentures are not suitable to close small gaps between teeth.
Orthodontic treatment costs around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. If you have crooked teeth go for orthodontic treatment ceramic or high-end ceramic which costs around Rs 35,000 to Rs 45,000. The complete denture upper and lower set- basic, costs around Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000. The complete denture upper and lower full set Indian, costs around Rs 25,000 while the imported version would be around Rs 35,000. So don’t hold back. Close the gap between teeth and bring back that sparkling smile.
Contact Diva Dental Clinic if you are looking in for the best orthodontic treatment in Bangalore to close your gaps between your teeth. Call us on +919886674330. Visit us for a free dental consultation today.