A common cosmetic concern often seen at Galleria Dental Aesthetics that patients bring to our attention is that of gaps been the teeth. Gaps may have formed between the teeth due to natural development, thumb-sucking as a child, or shifting of the teeth due to missing natural teeth. Whatever the reason, it is important for patients to seek a solution. McLean, VA area men and women who are interested in treatment of gaps between the teeth, medically referred to as “diastema,” can consult with Dr. Chong Lee and his team to determine the best course of action for treatment.
What can cause gapped teeth to form?
Many conditions or experiences can cause gaps on the teeth near the front of the mouth. Reasons may include:
- Smaller sized teeth
- Missing teeth
- Oversized labial frenum
- Loss of bone from periodontal disease
- Malocclusion/poorly aligned dental arch
What treatments are available for addressing gapped teeth?
There are a few different approaches that can be discussed with a dentist regarding gapped teeth. Some patients choose to undergo orthodontic treatment to realign the smile and ensure the proper formation and alignment of the dental arch. This can also help with bite issues, if those are also experienced by the patient. Other considerations include disguising the gap with composite resin dental bonding or the fabrication and placement of a porcelain veneer. These can hide the gap between teeth and provide a solution that doesn’t require the extensive time needed for solutions such as orthodontia. During the initial consultation visit and evaluation, patients can speak to Dr. Chong Lee about the options available and find the one most appropriate for their specific needs and budget. Our team will also work with patients who have dental insurance plans to determine if any benefits can be applied to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for gapped tooth treatment.
Take charge of your smile today!
Consider treatment for tooth gaps with the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics. Call (703) 448-1020 to request a visit with Dr. Chong Lee and find out more. He accepts new patients in his McLean, VA area practice conveniently located in Suite 120 at 1600 Tysons Boulevard.