A 38-year-old member asked:
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is there surgery to get rid of gaps in your teeth?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: There are plenty of ways to close gaps between your teeth. You need to see a dentist who will explain your options which may include: orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, porcelain laminate veneers, full coverage crowns. If you have very large spaces from missing teeth, they may possibly recommend dental implants.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A diastema between: Maxillary central incisors due to a thick and inferiorly attached labial frenum/frenulum can be surgically removed via a frenectomy or frenuloplasty and then the teeth can be brought together via orthodontics. This would be one instance where surgery can help eliminate a gap between teeth.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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