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I am planning to get a cap to close a small gap between the front two teeth. Is it a good option?

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Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At August 17, 2020
Reviewed AtMay 3, 2021

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a small gap between the front two teeth. I am planning to use a cap. Is it a good option, or is there any other effective better option available?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query. Kindly upload an image of the front teeth that would help me to determine the nature of the gap and tooth angulation. I will walk you through the necessary and best management needed to resolve the issue once and for all. If the gap is between 1.5-2 mm, capping is best. But if the gap is wider, then that might need orthodontic treatment. Also, if the gap is in the range (1.5-2 mm), but the labial frenum is prominent, it might need a frenectomy, too. So, kindly upload an image. It will be much easier to guide and decide. I generally prefer zirconia crowns, and they are top of the line in aesthetics and function. I hope it was helpful. I will be waiting for the image and kindly cooperate.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentistry

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