Top
20
Doctor insights on: Gap In Teeth Meaning

Share
Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
1

1
Can I use a clamp to reduce gap in teeth?

Can I use a clamp to reduce gap in teeth?

Clamp?: Lake a carpenter's clamp? No. And when you bring 2 teeth together space opens on either side. If you have a tooth movement or tooth position question, start with your dentist. He may want to refer you on to a qualified orthodontic specialist for opinion. There are many options available, so see the pros.

See 1 more doctor answer

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
2

2
What can be done about gaps in your teeth?

What can be done about gaps in your teeth?

Best solution?: Composite bonding, porcelain laminates, ceramic crowns, orthodontics and combinations of all of these depending upon the circumstances, what is best for you and the health of your teeth and how permanent you want the solution to be. This has to be evaluated and options discussed with you.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
3

3
What should you do about gaps in your teeth?

What should you do about gaps in your teeth?

Orthodontist: Specialist dentists can realign your teeth and narrow gaps. This usually requires the use of braces and there are many in your age group who do this. Check with your personal dentist for a recommendation.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barnet Baron Dr. Baron
Dentistry
49 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
4

4
What should I do about the small gaps in my teeth?

What should I do about the small gaps in my teeth?

Orthodontics: I am a pediatric dentist. Small gaps can be closed with orthodontic treatment or bonsding. The treatment of choice may denpend on an accurate examination and diagnosis.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Reena Gupta Dr. Gupta
Dentistry
15 years in practice
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences
5

5
I have a gap on the side of my teeth. Can I fix it?

I have a gap on the side of my teeth. Can I fix it?

Yes: Hard to say exactly what way. Without looking at it. However gaps can be fixed. Lots of different options are available. Depending where. Or is it because of underlying dental prblem than that should also be fixed. Best way is to see dentist and let them give you all options.

Dr. Alex Shvartsman Dr. Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
21 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
6

6
What is the best way to fix a gap between your teeth?

What is the best way to fix a gap between your teeth?

It depends: It really depends on the shape of your teeth and how your teeth are lined up. In other words why do you have a gap? Is it that your teeth are toot small, is it because your arch is too big? A well trained dentist can asses the cause and recommend the best treatmetn for your condition. But your choices include orthodontics (move teeth), cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. James Wright Dr. Wright
Dentistry
29 years in practice
Marquette University School of Dentistry
7

7
What can I do to have the gaps between my teeth fixed?

What can I do to have the gaps between my teeth fixed?

3 choices or more: Invisalign, lumineers and snap-on- smile. If you teeth and gums are healthy these 3 options could be great for you. There are other choices as well.

Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic
39 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
8

8
Could dental bands be used to close small gaps in teeth?

Could dental bands be used to close small gaps in teeth?

Don't go there!: Dental bands, the little rubber bands that are usually used in conjunction with fixed orthodontics (braces) do have the capability to close small gaps. Though any continuous pressure on your teeth can cause movement. However, placing an un-stabilized rubber band around your teeth can cause root resorption damage. It can also slide into the gum and cause bone and / or tooth loss. Very dangerous!

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
9

9
Want to know do rubberbands around the teeth close gaps?

Want to know do rubberbands around the teeth close gaps?

Wow: Really not safe unless closely supervised by dentist. If rubber band slips under gum can cause tooth loss. And if rubber band closes space on one side of tooth new space will open on other side. Additionally if tooth movement not stabilized it will quickly relapse. Please see a tooth movement specialist, an orthodontist, for advice.

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
10

10
Need help. I've got a gap in my teeth, what should I do?

Cosmetic consult: See a local dentist to see what procedure might work best for the space... Invisalign, bonding, or veneers. Hard to tell over the internet how large that gap is.

Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
11

11
Please tell me if you can force a gap between your teeth?

Yes you can but don't: Yes you can. It might take a bit of time, but you can do that. I don't recommend it because you can cause the teeth to become misaligned and that could lead to facial muscles/joint issues.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
12

12
What to do if I have started to get gaps in my teeth. Help?

What to do if I have started to get gaps in my teeth. Help?

Examination: You will need to be examined locally by a dentist to determine the cause of the diastemas. It could be your bite, or it could be periodontal disease. So hard to say for sure without an exam. Improper thrusting of your tongue can contribute. Please make an appointment.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
13

13
Need help. I've got a gap between my bottom 2 teeth - help?

Need help. I've got a gap between my bottom 2 teeth - help?

Gap: Has it always been there or have the teeth gradually spread? See your dentist for an evaluation of your dental gum health and if it is due to gum disease get the disease treated and when stable it may be possible to veneer the teeth to close the space. If you have always had this space there are many options from veneers to orthodontics.

Dr. Stephen Gordon Dr. Gordon
Dentistry
39 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
14

14
When a baby has gaps between teeth will the gaps stay like that?

When a baby has gaps between teeth will the gaps stay like that?

There is a purpose: These gaps or spaces are present and with facial jaw bone growth allow room for the adult teeth (which are much larger) to fit. Often, though, due to a mis-match in the size of a child's teeth and the size of their jaw, they may develop crowdiing or spacing of teeth and require orthodontic treatment. Always consult with your dentist if you have concerns and want answers to specific problems.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
15

15
My front 6 teeth on the top have gaps, should I consider orthofill?

My front 6 teeth on the top have gaps, should I consider orthofill?

Run away: Closing gaps in one spot opens gaps in another. Orthofill doesn't guide teeth, it's a 1 dimensional "solution" for a 3 dimensional problem. There's no effective over-the-counter fix for malocclusion. Bite the bullet. See an orthodontist for an (probably free) initial examination, and get all the facts before you use a gadget that can actually do harm.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
16

16
I really need some answers! Why are the gaps between my teeth rough?

I really need some answers! Why are the gaps between my teeth rough?

Calculus: That's what dentists call tarter. It's calcium filled dead bacteria adhering to your teeth. It causes gum ; bone recession, and acts as a trap on which more bacteria can adhere, further damaging gums. You can't remove calculus. Dentist or hygienist has to do it for you, then show you how to keep it from coming back.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
17

17
Please tell me can dental bands be used to close small gaps in teeth?

Please tell me can dental bands be used to close small gaps in teeth?

DANGER!!!: In my opinion, they should not even be sold to the public. They can only do harm and not sustain teeth in their correct position even if the teeth are moved together by them. I would no more use this product to close teeth gaps than crazy glue to attach natural hair for longer eyelashes.

Dr. James Donley Dr. Donley
Dentistry
50 years in practice
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
18

18
I have a slight gap in my front two teeth, and my bite is off center. Help?

See dentist: Options your dentist might give you could include braces, cosmetic bonding, crowns or veneers. You need to see a dentist who is well versed in cosmetic dentistry who will do an exam and help you decide how to proceed. Good luck.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Felicia Mata Dr. Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
21 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
19

19
What's the most inexpensive (but effective!) way to fix the gaps between my teeth?

What's the most inexpensive (but effective!) way to fix the gaps between my teeth?

Gaps between teeth: Usually exist due to a deep bite, large tongue, tongue thrust habit, small teeth, TMJ problem., to name a few. Ideally, it is better to find out the etiology why the condition exists to prevent failure of treatment and achieve lasting restoration (if needed on top of ortho treatment). Bonding can work & cheapergap if the bite is within normal limits and not merely caused by teeth size discrepancy.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
20

20
Is it normal that the gap in my teeth is increasing wt shl I do to keep them strong?

Is it normal that the gap in my teeth is increasing wt shl I do to keep them strong?

Support damage: Often drifting teeth mean damage to the underlying bone/gum tissue. The presence of bite problems, and/or missing posterior teeth, can make the problem worse. Find the best Dentist that you can and ask for advice.

See 2 more doctor answers