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Diastema, upper front teeth gaps, tooth space

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diastema, cosmetic bonding, close  spaces, gap, tooth spacing, composite resin Dental Bonding to close teeth gap - the space between the upper front teeth is called a diastema. This took 30 minutes during one visit without the need for novocaine. A 1 mm channel was prepared in the mesial surfaces of both teeth to add mechanical retention. Bonding was only added to the mesial surface and contoured around the gingival papilla.
diastema, cosmetic bonding, close  spaces, gap, tooth spacing, composite resin Tooth Bonding to close a diastema - the teeth gap space between the two upper front teeth. When the space to be closed is very large consider NOT completely closing it because it will make the teeth look too wide relative to their length. Discuss beforehand!
diastema, dental bonding, close spaces, gap, cosmetic dentistry, composite resins Teeth Bonding to close a diastema - the teeth gap space between the upper front teeth. Dental crowns were also placed further posteriorly to close spaces around the bilateral missing lateral teeth.
front tooth space, diastema, cosmetic bonding, close gap, composite resin Pictures show how to close a diastema with dental bonding. 1) Diastema - teeth gap space 2) Groove prepped into mesial 3) Etch 4) Placement of bonding; note matrix "piece." 5) After shaping with plastic instrument. 6) Other side of matrix piece. 7) Shaping with flame finishing bur. 8) Finished.
Habits finger thumb, front tooth gaps,  diastema, space between front teeth, diagnosis, exam Diastema caused by a fingernail biting habit. This habit created an upper front teeth gap that required cosmetic dentistry to close and habit control to maintain.
Composite Resin Bonding technique procedure how to close a diastema front tooth space, composite Tooth bonding to close a teeth space between the upper two front teeth - diastema. How to technique pictures.
loose mobile front tooth, teeth mobility,  fremitus, diastema, spaces, diagnosis  treatment Treatment of a diastema that was increasing and associated with severe gum disease. This new patient's chief complaint was that the upper right central incisor (#8) tooth was very loose and she did not want to lose it. 1) Upper right central incisor (#8) has extruded and moved labially (toward the lip) and a diastema has resulted. 2) X-ray shows severe bone loss. The black dotted line shows the location for a potential root resection if necessary. Root planing was performed after the splint was placed and the patient will return in three months to reevaluate gum healing and the potential need for the root resection. 3) Palatal photo of the splint between teeth #'s 7 - 9. 4) Post-op photo. The diastema was closed with dental bonding to hide the splint and the incisal edge of #8 was shortened.
orthodontics, braces, spacing, spaces, buck, protrusion, protruded, midline, anchorage, elastics Fixed orthodontics braces used to retract severe labial inclination of the upper front teeth and thereby close a diastema! 1) & 2) Pre-operative pictures. Note the upper and lower central incisors. 3) & 4) Following six months of treatment. Again, note the upper and lower central incisors. Note the three teeth connected with wire are being used as an anchorage unit while one tooth is being pulled by the elastic band.
orthodontics, braces, spacing, spaces, buck, protrusion, protruded, midline, anchorage, elastics Orthodontics dental braces can close a diastema - teeth gaps. 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.
loose front tooth mobility, mobile,  fremitus, diastema, gapped tooth Diastema closure by treatment of a periodontally involved upper left central incisor #9. 1) & 2) Pre-operative photo and x-ray. Note the angular bony defect in the radiograph. The patient reported that the tooth was getting longer and that he never previously had the teeth gaps between his two front teeth. 3) Palatal photo of the dental splint placed between teeth #'s 8 & 9. 4) Post-operative photo one hour later. Teeth bonding placed between the teeth to close the space also hides the palatal splint. The incisal edge of #9 was shortened and the occlusion was checked and adjusted for fremitus. Scaling & root planing was next performed and the patient placed on a three-month periodontal reevaluation.
Diastema, Cosmetic Dentistry, Bonding, Filling Spaces, Close, composite resin Closing a diastema - the teeth gaps or space between the two upper front teeth - with cosmetic dental bonding. Notice the teeth bonding contours around the gum point, gingival papilla.

 

 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.





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