Q. I am having gap between two teeth in the front. How to fix the gap?

Answered by
Dr. Beryl Fredrick
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 21, 2020

Hello doctor,

There is a gap between my front two teeth. I want to close the gap. Can you please suggest any process for it?



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Yes, there are two treatment options.

1. Ortho (braces) treatment.

2. Tooth-colored fillings.

Gap closure by braces is a permanent solution. Your teeth will be aligned and the gap can be closed naturally. This option is suggested when the gap is very wide and this helps correct other tooth alignment issues if present.

Whereas in the second option, the gap is closed with a tooth-colored filling material. This is not a permanent solution. This filling can last anywhere between three to seven years. If this filling fractures in the future, you may require a new filling in its place. However, the longevity of this filling depends on our maintenance. This will best suit if the gap between the two teeth is less than 4 mm.

The option that best suits you is determined by the amount of gap present, general oral hygiene, and your gum health. A clear picture of the gap will help suggest.

If you want to close your tooth gap naturally without any filling, please visit an orthodontist to start a braces treatment. But if the gap is minimal and you want a filling to close the gap, this procedure is best done by a cosmetic dentist.

I hope this helps.

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