A patient came to us with a rather large gap between his two front teeth, also known as a diastema. These gaps or spaces can happen anywhere in the mouth but are most noticeable between the top two front teeth. In children, the gaps usually disappear when the permanent teeth grow in fully, but sometimes adults struggle with this as well. Braces or Invisalign can be used to close the gap, but that solution can take many months.
This patient lives out of state and was only in town for a few days, so a quick solution was required to close the gap. Dr. Palmer carefully placed white composite filling material on each of the two front teeth to close the gap evenly. This procedure only took about 30 minutes and the results exceeded the patient’s expectations. The patient was able go back to his home state with no more gap! If you have a gap in your front teeth, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
We can review the options between Invisalign, white composite fillings, or even porcelain crowns. At Laurence Palmer DDS, we Change Lives One Smile at A Time.