Don’t Give Teeth Too Much Space

October 14, 2014

The clinical term for a large gap between two of your , Dr. Brad Greenfield.

Why Do I Have a Diastema?

Many kids present with diastemas in their primary teeth, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. As their larger permanent teeth come in, those spaces keep their teeth from being overcrowded. However, in some cases, the space is too big (or their teeth are too small, depending on how you look at it). There may also possibly be an oversized labial frenulum (the skin flap between your upper lip and two front teeth) that keeps the teeth from closing together completely. Or there could be a misalignment or protrusion of teeth.

Treating Diastemas

Schedule a consultation with your Dr. Greenfield to uncover the cause of your diastema. Once the reason for the gap is determined, an informed treatment plan can be designed to meet your desires and needs. Treatment options will generally include the possibility of porcelain veneers (ultra thin pieces of porcelain that adhere to the outside of the teeth) dental crowns, partial bridges, dental implants, and orthodontics. Multiple orthodontic possibilities are now available which can straighten teeth without the embarrassment of obvious bracket-and-wire braces.

Visit your Lake Orion Dentist

Are you concerned with gaps in your teeth, or any other dental issues? You can visit Dr. Greenfield’s office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a dental appointment or cosmetic consultation. We offer comprehensive dentistry services to patients in Lake Orion and surrounding communities.

Our Services

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.