Diastema corresponds to the space between two or more teeth, usually between the two upper front teeth, which can happen due to the size difference between the teeth or the fact that the tooth has fallen, being, in these cases, naturally resolved with the development of the dentition.
Separated teeth do not necessarily need to be corrected, however, after the dentist's evaluation, the use of dental prostheses or application of resin, for example, may be recommended.
The treatment for separate teeth, known scientifically as diastema, varies according to the cause of the problem and the distance between the teeth. Thus, all cases must be evaluated by a dentist in order to identify the most convenient way for each person.
However, the most used treatments include:
In addition, there are cases in which the teeth are separated due to the low insertion of the lip brake, which is the skin that joins the interior of the upper lip to the gums. In these cases, the dentist may recommend surgery to cut the brake, allowing the teeth to naturally return to their place.
There are several causes for the increase in the distance between the teeth, the most common being that the jaws are larger than the size of the teeth, allowing them to be further apart. However, other causes include:
Separated teeth are also characteristic of some diseases such as Down's syndrome, acromegaly or Paget's disease.
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