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Diastema… Closing The Gap!

Diastema Gap Teeth

What Is A Diastema?

A diastema is a technical term for a gap between your teeth, especially the front two incisors. In recent years, with celebrities such as Michael Strahan embracing their natural smile, diastemas have become more acceptable and mainstream. Furthermore, many people find it endearing or feel that it provides a distinguishing feature.

How Is A Diastema Fixed?

Although there is nothing wrong with having a gap in your teeth, many people choose to have it closed. And today, with modern cosmetic dentistry, there are several options available to correct a diastema and achieve the appearance you desire.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin applied to the tooth surface to reshape tooth appearance. We spread the material onto the teeth and use a special “curing” light to harden it into place.

Porcelain Veneers

Two or more veneers can quickly and aesthetically change the appearance of tooth alignment and close gaps without the need for traditional orthodontics.

Orthodontic Treatment for Diastema

Braces or clear aligners can gradually move your teeth into the ideal position. This option takes longer to complete, and your exact treatment time will vary depending on your case.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can provide a more pleasing appearance by closing minor gaps between your teeth. After preparing your teeth to accept the restoration, we take an impression and fabricate it to your exact specifications.

Get A Consultation

Choosing the right treatment to correct a diastema will largely depend on the details of your case. Only an examination can determine which option is right for you. So if you are unhappy with your smile, please contact us today to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

About Dr. Sean Moran

Dr. Moran is a San Francisco native. He received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also received his DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 at which time he began practicing general dentistry in San Francisco.

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