Is it possible to close a diastema without using veneers?

Even though the power of the gap is on the rise, the small spaces between the teeth keep on bothering people who come and seek solutions for this issue. In the last years we’ve seen that people don’t really want that perfect Hollywood smile anymore, but this doesn’t mean they don’t ask for small aesthetic procedures.

A diastema is the little space that can be found between the teeth, especially in the maxillary central incisors. It’s more commonly known as a gap-tooth, and although it doesn’t affect the overall health of the mouth, it can sometimes break the harmony of an otherwise beautiful smile.

Usually, a diastema can be treated using orthodontic treatments to bring the teeth closer together and close off the space between them, or by using veneers to simulate bigger teeth. But these treatments can be time consuming and, specially, a little bit expensive.

There’s another way to close off a diastema, by using composite resin. This is a very easy and fast technique to use, and it’s significantly cheaper than the other options. As long as the teeth are absolutely healthy, it can be done without a problem.

As you can see in the pictures, the result looks great and very natural.

So, if you’re thinking about closing off your diastema but don’t want to go through the hassle of using braces or don’t want to spend that much money on veneers, talk to your doctor about the possibility of using a resin based treatment. And always remember to use the interdental brush between your teeth!

No matter what you decide, when it comes to this kind of aesthetic treatments, the most important thing is that you are happy with the result!


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