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Diastema closure (Gap closure)

Gappy smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of solutions to people who are unhappy with the spacing of their teeth. The ideal treatment in your case will depend on a number of factors, including the nature and amount of correction needed, and your personal preference.

Diastema closure

Open gingival embrasures, also known as black triangles, are a common complaint in adult patients. These gaps and dark spaces between the teeth can be caused by gum recession, bone loss, and movement of the teeth. They are also prime breeding grounds for plaque bacteria because food particles can easily become trapped in these spaces.

At our Marina Dentists practice we use the ClarkMatrix system to close these gaps with composite bonding material – the same material used for white fillings. This treatment uses clear forms that are filled with composite material closely matched to your natural tooth colour to close the gaps and improve your gum line.

Veneers

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. These thin pieces of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance, and can be used to close gaps. A minimally-invasive procedure, this typically involves two visits to the dental practice.