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Say Goodbye to Tooth Gaps and Hello to Your Dream Smile with Our Wide Range of Services

If you have gapped teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. You are not alone. Tooth gaps are a common condition that affects both children and adults.

Most people think tooth gaps are just an aesthetic problem, but they can lead to more serious dental issues. They can trap food and bacteria, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and other complications.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers different treatments for tooth gaps that can help improve the appearance of your smile and protect your oral health. Our dental team uses the latest techniques and technology to help you achieve satisfying results. You can rely on them to give you exceptional care for your gapped teeth and other dental concerns.

If you want to learn more, book an appointment with us today. We would be happy to accommodate you!

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Common Causes of Tooth Gaps

There are several reasons why tooth gaps may develop.
Here are some of the most common causes:

Missing Teeth

When you lose one or more teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, trauma or other causes, a gap is left behind in the space that they used to occupy.

Childhood Habits

Many develop gaps between their teeth due to bad childhood habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and prolonged pacifier use.

The Size of Your Teeth

When your teeth are small in relation to your jaw, gaps may form between them.

Frenum Issues

The frenum is the strip of tissue that attaches your upper lip to your gums. It can cause a space between your two front teeth if it is too large.

Dental Services that Can Address Tooth Gaps

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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells cemented to your teeth's front surfaces to mask gaps and other tooth imperfections.

With our veneers, you can have a natural-looking smile and be worry-free about your tooth gaps.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps placed over your entire teeth to restore their function and appearance, including spaces between your teeth.

We use high-quality materials for our dental crowns to close your tooth gaps and enhance your smile.

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Clear Aligners

An alternative to metal braces is these removable and unnoticeable aligners that can gradually close the gaps in your teeth.

Our clear aligners are made with the latest technology and techniques, so you can achieve a gap-free smile discreetly.

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Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover combines dental procedures that are customised to meet your needs and goals.

Our experienced dental team will create a personalised treatment plan so they can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Tooth Gaps

Here are some signs that you might have tooth gaps:

  • Your teeth look widely spaced apart.
  • Gaps are seen between your teeth when you smile or talk.
  • Food frequently gets caught in these spaces.
  • Inflammation or damaged gums around the gap.

The spaces between your teeth can cause many oral problems, such as:

  • Food and plaque more easily build up in the gaps;
  • Difficulty keeping your teeth clean, which can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Problems with chewing and speaking.
  • The shifting of nearby teeth which can affect your bite.
  • Bad breath due to the build-up of food and bacteria.

It’s essential to keep your teeth and gums clean to help prevent complications. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day. Use interdental brushes or dental floss to clean between the spaces every day.

Visit a qualified dentist regularly for professional tooth cleaning and check-ups. They can also advise you on treatment options to manage your tooth gaps.

Depending on the severity of your gapped teeth, your dentist may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

  • Orthodontics
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bonding

If you have any questions and want a more detailed explanation, please schedule an appointment with us. The caring dentists here will do a full assessment and help you decide which procedure is right for you.