NYCDentist.com - The Center for Special Dentistry®
Search This Site
have been created by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman, Director of The Center for Special Dentistry
space closure filling, close tooth gap spacing, cosmetic dentistry
Click on the small photos below to enlarge.
This photo shows fixed orthodontics braces with power chain. Power chain is used here to close teeth gap spaces.
Fixed orthodontics with power chain being used to close a teeth space gap. Power chain is commonly used in braces for space closure.
Fixed orthodontics braces used to retract severe labial inclination of the front teeth and thereby close teeth gaps spaces. 1) & 2) Pre-operative Before photos. Note the upper and lower central incisor teeth spacing. 3) & 4) Photos after six months of treatment. Again, note the amount of space closure between the upper and lower central incisors. Dental braces move teeth through bone like moving a basketball pole through wet cement using anchorage and elastics. Note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
Close up mid-treatment dental braces pictures show how orthodontic space closure occurs. The amount of teeth gap spaces seen here is not unusual for patients who have a tongue thrust habit. This habit is most commonly seen in adolescent to middle aged black females. Controlling this habit is part of orthodontic treatment.
Closing a diastema - the gap space specifically between the two upper front teeth - with cosmetic dental bonding. Note how the bonding contours around the gingival papilla with this space closure.
Maryland bridge used for space closure. How to pictures: 1) Maryland bridge photo. 2) Master model shows the prepared teeth abutments with occlusal rests. 3) - 5) The dental bridge in place on the master model. 6) Intra oral picture of the edentulous span - the teeth gap space. 7) - 8) The teeth bridge in place.