Midline Gap Treatment using Bioclear Fillings
What are midline gaps? – Teeth Gap Treatment
Midline gaps between the teeth, also known as diastema, refer to spaces or gaps that occur between two adjacent teeth in the dental arch, specifically in the front teeth. The most common location for a midline gap is between the two upper front teeth. The information provided below will briefly discuss the causes and Teeth Gap Treatment – Advanced Dental Clinic
Causes of midline gaps – Teeth Gap Treatment
Sometimes, a midline gap may be a normal variation in tooth size and jaw development. This is more common in children, and the gap may close naturally as the permanent teeth come in and the jaw matures.
Tooth size and spacing
Midline gaps can occur if there is a discrepancy between the size of the teeth and the available space in the dental arch. Gaps can develop if the teeth are smaller in relation to the jaw size.
Certain oral habits, such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, can contribute to midline gaps. These habits can put pressure on the front teeth and lead to gaps or misalignment.
Teeth Gap Treatment
There are various options available for Teeth Gap Treatment, which we will discuss briefly. The best suitable option for you can be decided after a comprehensive examination of your current dental status.
Braces or clear aligners gradually move the teeth into their proper positions. Braces consist of brackets bonded to the teeth and wires that apply gentle pressure to guide the teeth into alignment. Clear aligners are a series of removable, transparent trays that exert controlled force to move the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells bonded to the teeth’ front surface to improve their appearance. To close a midline gap, a small amount of enamel is usually removed from the front surface of the adjacent teeth to make room for the veneers.
Impressions of the teeth are taken, and the veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory. Once ready, the veneers are bonded to the teeth using dental cement, effectively closing the gap and providing a natural-looking result.
Gaps Treatment using Bioclear
Bioclear is a restorative technique that can be used to close midline gaps between the teeth. It is a minimally invasive and conservative approach using composite resin materials to reshape and fill the gaps.
The Bioclear method utilizes a specialized matrix system around the teeth to create a template. The matrix is made of a clear, anatomically shaped mylar strip that is contoured to match the desired shape and size of the teeth. This matrix helps to guide the placement of composite resin material and create a natural-looking result.
Procedure for Gaps Treatment Using Bioclear
The teeth are prepared using chemicals to create a roughened texture. This helps the composite resin material bond securely to the teeth.
The transparent matrix around the teeth extends slightly beyond the gap area. The matrix helps to create a well-defined and anatomically correct shape for the composite resin.
Tooth-colored resin application
A flowable composite resin material is injected into the gap area through the matrix. The resin flows into the space, filling the gap and adhering to the prepared tooth surfaces. The composite resin is chosen to match the natural color and shade of the teeth for a natural appearance.
Sculpting and shaping
Once the composite resin is in place, it is shaped and sculpted to blend with the surrounding teeth. The dentist uses special instruments to contour and refines the resin, creating a natural shape and smooth surface. The resin is then hardened using high-intensity light. After setting, the polishing achieves a smooth and natural-looking surface.