300 White Spruce Blvd. Suite 134, Rochester, NY 14623

shutterstock_357357842If you dislike having a gap between two of your teeth, then come to IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for diastema closure. Our dentist offers several treatment options to close this space so you can have a beautiful smile. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Indra Quagliata and our team if you want to receive a diastema closure in Rochester, New York.

A diastema is a gap between two teeth, most often the two front teeth. There are several possible causes for the development of this space, including:

  • Disproportionate size of the jaw and the teeth
  • Having small teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • A large labial frenum (the tissue that extends between the upper lip and gum tissue)
  • A thumb-sucking habit
  • Incorrect swallowing reflex
  • A tongue thrusting habit
  • Periodontal disease (which can loosen teeth and cause them to shift

Some may dislike the appearance of a diastema, and for this reason, we offer diastema closure to bring the two teeth together. One of the most common treatments is orthodontics, which will shift the teeth into a new position. We may also suggest restorations or cosmetic procedures (such as crowns, bonding, or veneers) to alter tooth shape and close the gap. If an oversized labial frenum is the problem, then a frenectomy may be in order. Please call our office if you would like to learn more about diastema closure.