Fully closing in the gap between two incisors by placing crowns.
This page's digital makeovers illustrate how "tooth gaps" can be filled in by placing dental crowns.
Dental issues and concerns:
When you first look at this smile, you probably most notice:
- The irregular biting edges of the teeth.
- The relatively large tooth gap between the upper central incisors. (Dentists refer to this type of space as a "diastema.")
Other than that, these teeth look pretty nice.
- Their coloration is reasonable and the gum tissue gives the impression of being healthy.
- There is some minor crowding of the lower teeth but, as you will read below, that appearance can be improved upon fairly easily.
Closing a diastema is elective dentistry.
We might also add that a diastema, even one as large as this one, is a non-issue when it comes to dental health. Choosing to close have one closed in is simply a decision based on cosmetic appearance.