Repairing decay and closing a tooth gap with porcelain veneers.
This digital smile makeover provides an example of how porcelain veneers can be used to both repair the damage caused by tooth decay and simultaneously close in the gap between two teeth. (The formal term for this type of space is "diastema.")
Case issues and concerns:
- This woman has a diastema between her two upper front teeth.
- It's hard to tell from this "before" picture if this gap is due to a misalignment of her teeth, or else the result of tooth decay that has formed.
- Her lower teeth are somewhat crooked. Her right central incisor (the tallest tooth) is especially noticeable.
- As a side note, there seems to be evidence of gum tissue inflammation, especially on top. Notice of how her gums look red, puffy and swollen.