What are the Treatment Methods for Split Teeth (Diastema Treatment)?
Split tooth problem is one of the problems that negatively affect a person's smile. Therefore, split teeth cause the person to experience aesthetic anxiety and, accordingly, to a decrease in self-confidence. For this reason, diastema treatment methods are frequently researched by people.
What is a Split Tooth?
A split tooth means the formation of an unwanted space between two teeth. It can be a congenital problem or it can occur later. Gaps created by split teeth can occur in any part of the mouth. However, when there is a gap in the front teeth, it affects the person much more because it becomes much more noticeable.
What Are the Causes of Split Teeth?
Tooth gaps are a condition that concerns both the jaw and the teeth. The reasons why the teeth are split are as follows:
- Wide jaw but normal size teeth
- Small or narrow teeth but normal size of the jaw
- Both the jaw is wide and the teeth are small or narrow
- Gum surgeries (though not after every surgery, there is a possibility of separation of the teeth)
What are the Diastema Treatment Methods?
There are various methods used for diastema treatment. Your dentist will decide which method is right for you. The treatment methods used are as follows:
In the presence of gap teeth, the first treatment method that comes to mind is braces. Orthodontic treatment can be done with metal or transparent braces, or it can be done with transparent plaques or palate, depending on the person's tooth structure. Whatever material is used, the applied apparatus ensures that the split teeth come to the required position within a certain time period.
The pressure exerted by the palate, plaque or braces restores the teeth to their original position within a few months. It allows people to use braces without experiencing any aesthetic concerns, especially thanks to the invisible braces such as the transparent plaque used. However, your dentist will decide which braces should be used.
Another effective method for diastema treatment is the bonding method. Especially people who do not want to use braces or dentures often resort to this method. Because this method is much more cosmetic. It also promises a faster solution.
Bonding method is frequently preferred especially in anterior diastema treatment. It is a very easy method to apply. Composite materials used in the treatment of dental caries act as discrete dental fillings and allow the transverse expansion or lengthening of the teeth. In this way, the composite filling, which is compatible with the tooth color, can easily close the gaps in the teeth.
Bonding treatment can last about 30 – 60 minutes.
Laminate Application (Porcelain Dental Application)
Another method of diastema treatment is porcelain leaf application, also known as laminate. This application is used to eliminate both color and deformities of the teeth.
Laminated porcelain is one of the methods that provides the highest aesthetic advantage in diastema treatment methods. Leaf porcelains are produced in a laboratory environment with the use of sensitive technologies. The measurement is taken according to the tooth cavity that the person wants to be closed and sent to production.
It is a method that requires minimal intervention on the teeth. The laminates produced are applied directly on the separated teeth. Porcelain leaves are attached to the teeth without any extra intervention and the gaps are closed. Laminate application adds a natural appearance to the tooth. Therefore, at the end of this application, it is possible to achieve a very natural and aesthetic tooth appearance.