Getting Front Teeth Gaps (Diastema) Fixed with Veneers

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Diastema, also known as teeth gaps, are a common cosmetic dentistry condition. Generally it is seen as an open space between the upper frontal teeth (incisors). It also appears when there are uneven sizes between teeth, and jaw and sometimes even lack of molars.

What Causes Diastema

There are plenty of different cases and reasons for Diastema, most common ones are of genetic origin as it can run in families. In these cases teeth may overgrow or have the frenulum wear off at early developing stages due to excessive mucosal levels in the attaching bit of the gum. This latter one causes the lip to pull on the frontal teeth thus creating a gap on the incisors.

In these cases the frenulum wears off at early developing stages due to excessive mucosal levels in the attaching bit of the gum. This causes the lip to pull on the frontal teeth hence creating a gap on the incisors.

Diastema can also be an acquired condition at young ages. Tongue thrusting and thumb sucking for example are also causes common of this condition. On the other hand it can develop later in life due to upper lip malformations that pull apart teeth from each other.

Among latter causes for Diastema, gum disease is one of the most common causes.

This type of infections harm tissues causing inflammation in the gums. This also involves damage to the mouths bone structure, which may lead to the eventual loss of teeth.

Older children may also have incorrect swallowing reflexes which causes the tongue to push against teeth. Gum disease symptoms may vary from red, swollen, and bleeding gums to loose teeth and bone decay.

Possible Treatments for Diastema

If it’s intended to treat diastema, there are several alternatives for a patient. For some people however, a diastema is nothing but a cosmetic condition and that can in fact be the case, if it’s not caused by gum disease.


Main treatments for this condition include braces. But for those who concern about their appearance there's the option of invisible braces. Braces are effective because of brackets and wires which pull the teeth together to fill the gaps.

This is a popular choice for many orthodontists. But before undergoing any process it would be prudent to have a facial analysis done. This treatment tends to close gaps in 5-7 months depending on the gravity of the case, sometimes teeth size and gum health may alter the time and efficiency of braces.

Braces can be even more efficient when complemented by veneers or crowns. If braces are unacceptable for the patient, dental veneers should be an ideal solution for diastema.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are a good non-invasive alternative for those patients who require a good aesthetic, and wish to keep the entirety of their teeth while closing teeth gaps.

On another hand, composite veneers don’t offer a full solution for the problem, as materials are often not resistant and tend to wear off with time.

Unlike traditional veneers, composite ones does not need any enamel removal. But with the help of prepless veneers, veneer treatment solves this disadvantage of standard porcelain veneers. It may be a more comfortable procedure, but materials are not as resistant.

Composite veneers is often more affordable than porcelain veneers. It consists of a resin material that covers cheeked teeth and can used as well to fill in the gaps.

It is advisable for the patient to check with a dentist all possible options and to determine whether the patient is eligible or not for veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers may be the most effective cosmetic option for diastema patients. However, consulting a trusted dentist to determine eligibility would be advisable. Porcelain veneers are thin laminates made out of porcelain, they're designed to cover teeth in a shell-like way to improve protection. These are custom shaped and colored to resemble natural teeth, however, a thin cape of enamel is reduced before the system is installed in the standard porcelain veneers treatment whereas prepless veneers offers no touch of enamel before application of veneers.

This alternative guarantees an aesthetic result whilst protecting the tooth's structure. When designing veneers, a lab technician along with the dentist displays a digital preview of the desired smile.

If looking for a definitive solution gaps and worn off teeth, porcelain veneers are the right choice for you. These offer a permanent replacement for your teeth and they are rather similar in many ways.

Porcelain veneers are resilient, durable, stain-resistant and more natural-looking in comparison to its alternatives. On another hand traditional veneers tend to work best not only for diastema but for aesthetic purposes due to their more realistic and natural look.

These are often seen as well as replacement teeth despite their prosthetic character they need for meticulous care.

Caring for veneers is the same as doing so for natural teeth, brushing and flossing are a must to preserve good oral health, complemented by regular visits to the dentist, porcelain veneers are meant to last a lifetime.

Porcelain being resistant does not mean patients ought to be careless regarding cavities and the teeth’s state, it is possible for the material to be exhausted and damaged if neglected.

Getting Affordable Diastema Treatment in Istanbul, Turkey

In case the patient is looking for a more affordable treatment and is willing to invest in dental tourism. Turkey is one of the main recommended destinations, dentists offer a great price value treatment for all sorts of cosmetic dentistry.

Dental travel to Turkey for dental implants and cosmetic are rather popular since it can save costs from 50%-70% in comparison to the U.S. or Europe. Also, waiting times are not the same, this is one of the world’s fastest operating countries.

If dental costs are too elevated in your region, then you can consider traveling to Turkey.

For diastema treatments. Porcelain veneer treatment recommend due to its high success rate and durability.

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