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Diastema: Gap between Teeth Causes & Treatment

Image result for Gap between TeethGap or space between two teeth is clinically called diastema. This condition typically occurs between the two upper front teeth, but gaps can exist between any two teeth. The patient will be able to notice the gap while brushing or flossing. Alternatively, the dentist can point out diastema during a general dental exam.

It is possible to correct diastema using orthodontic or dental repair, depending on the nature and cause of the problem. Experienced and sagacious cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain of Studio Dentistry provides treatment for diastema and various other oral health issues to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.

Causes and Symptoms

If there is a mismatch between the size of the teeth and the size of the jaw bones, it can result in the development of extra space between teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, diastema will occur. In some cases, a few teeth may be undersized or missing, which may lead to creation of space. This is particularly common with the upper lateral incisors.

Habits such as thumb sucking and incorrect swallowing reflux can also create gaps between the teeth. Periodontal disease may cause loss of bone, leading to teeth becoming loose. This movement can create gaps between the front teeth. Diastema caused due to the mismatch between the teeth and jaw will have no symptoms. But spaces caused due to tongue thrust habit or periodontal disease will tend to grow with the passage of time.

Treatment

Many people seek dentistry solutions for diastema for reasons of appearance. However, sometimes a diastema may be a part of a set of problems that require orthodontic treatment. Braces are a time-tested solution for diastema. The patient is often required to wear a full set of braces, irrespective of the location of the diastema.

If the lateral incisors are too small, crowns, veneers or bonding may have to be applied to widen them. If the diastema has occurred due to missing teeth, the patient will need significant dental repair. This may include dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implants.

If the diastema has occurred due to a large labia frenum, a surgery may have to be performed to reduce the frenum. In case of younger children, the gap may close on its own after the surgery, but in older children or adults, surgery may have to be followed by braces treatment.

If periodontal disease has led to the diastema, the patient will require periodontal treatment. Once the gum health is restored, braces may have to be used to move the teeth into their original position. A dental bridge may be required in some cases to close the space.

If an adult has a space between the teeth or they notice a gap in their child’s mouth, they should get in touch with a dentist. Depending on the cause of the gap, orthodontic or periodontal treatment may have to be included in the overall treatment plan. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for diastema treatment.

 

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

team_stairs1While dental techniques and technology have dramatically improved over the years, the single most important factor that still continues to influence the final outcomes is the skill and commitment of the operating dentist and their team.

At Studio Dentistry, Dr. Rob Strain and his staff members are deeply conscious of this fact and have made it their mission to deliver exceptional dental outcomes for every patient.

Studio Dentistry is equipped to provide cutting edge dental procedures, including general, restorative and cosmetic, for all age groups.

Wonderful and focused cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain provides personalized care and attention to every patient and ensures that they receive the best possible dental care. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive state of the art dental treatments at Studio Dentistry.

Customized Treatment

The percipient Dr. Strain believes that most satisfying results in any dental procedure can be achieved when the dentist tailors the procedure to meet the unique oral health and cosmetic needs of a patient. This allows the dentist to create optimal results in the least invasive manner, involving the least amount of discomfort, downtime and risk of complications.

A customized treatment approach also helps Dr. Strain ensure that the patient not only receives a dental repair or corrective solution, but also has a chance to improve their smile with enhanced cosmetic results. He will combine the principles of art and science to create sustainable, healthy and natural looking dental outcomes, which are aesthetically appealing at the same time.

Dr. Strain and his team will never adopt a cookie cutter or one size fits all approach to dentistry. Each patient will have an adequate opportunity to discuss their personal oral health and cosmetic needs and concerns, and their feedback will be carefully incorporated into the customized dental treatment plan that Dr. Strain will create.

Consultation and Second Opinion

Studio Dentistry offers free dental second opinions and consultations for patients who would like to get to know Dr. Strain and his office team prior to committing to a complete examination and recommendations. Dental second opinions are ideally suited for patients who either are not certain whether they should trust the recommendations of another dentist or who just hope to have support for treatment recommended by another dentist.

The patient will be given a brief tour of Dr. Strain’s dental office during the consultation. Thereafter, the patient can have personal discussion with Dr. Strain and a team member to discuss their specific dental concern. The patient’s existing dental records, if any, will be reviewed. The patient will receive a preliminary overview of the best possible solutions to their condition and the estimated costs involved.

Dr. Strain will typically perform a cursory exam of the patient’s mouth in most cases. The patient should feel free to ask questions and clear any doubts and concerns with Dr. Strain. Further steps in the treatment process will begin depending on the patient’s decision to choose a detailed dental exam and proceed further. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas across the landscape in this part of Southern California.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

team_inside1Truly satisfying results in dentistry are achieved when the dentist provides functional dental repair while caring for the aesthetic aspects as well. A delicate balance between function and aesthetics must be maintained to create the most desirable, healthy, and sustainable dental outcomes.

Studio Dentistry, led by accomplished cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain, provides cutting edge dental care in a state of the art practice environment. Dr. Strain provides a comprehensive range of dental procedures to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities and suburbs in The Golden State.

Patient-Centric Approach

Every decision at Studio Dentistry is taken while keeping the patient’s priorities at the center of it. Dr. Strain and his staff members are completely dedicated to achieving safe and sustainable results for each patient. They will make no compromises and follow a customized treatment approach, taking into account the unique oral health and cosmetic needs of a patient.

The reliable and awesome Dr. Strain’s dentistry practice goes the extra mile to deliver total patient satisfaction. After each dental appointment, the patient is given an opportunity to complete an online survey about their visit. Patients can freely express how they feel about their treatment experience in that survey. At the end of every month, Dr. Strain and his team go over these evaluations to learn and constantly improvise their services.

Special recognition is according to the staff members who have received positive comments from the patients during the month. In addition to keeping the staff motivated to excel in patient care, this survey also keeps a track of the patients’ feedback. Based on post-visit evaluations, 98 percent of the patients recommend Studio Dentistry.

This outstanding level of support is possible only because of the dedicated patient-centric approach followed at the practice for every patient.

About Dr. Rob Strain

Dr. Strain has more than three decades of experience and insight in advanced aesthetic dentistry, including procedures such as porcelain veneers, metal-free ceramic crowns, laser dentistry and dental makeovers. In recent years, Dr. Strain has developed an increased interest in systemic health issues as they may be related to oral health in many cases. These issues include sleep disorders, chronic facial pain and systemic disease, which could be related to periodontal disease.

About Dr. Laura Wittenauer

The judicious Dr. Wittenauer has practiced cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 25 years. In addition to devoting time at Studio Dentistry, she also teaches at one of the premier postgraduate training programs in the world, The Dawson Academy, where she in one of the Senior Faculty Members. Dr. Wittenauer is a member of the California Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Financing and Insurance

Studio Dentistry dental office has an arrangement with Care Credit to offer competitive financing for various elective dental procedures to the patients. The experienced staff members at the practice will offer assistance to the patient with their financing needs. The practice also welcomes patients with all insurance plans.

However, the primary focus of the practice is on delivering quality care and services, and not act as an insurance driven office with limitations on quality. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for cutting edge dental care.

 

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

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