A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. This generally occurs when the teeth are smaller than the available space. It can also be caused by protrusive teeth, missing teeth, impacted teeth or abnormal tissue attachments to the gums.
If left untreated, excess spacing can result in gum problems due to the lack of protection by the teeth and prevent proper functioning of the teeth.
An orthodontic treatment can fix the spacing and alignment of your teeth.
Cracked teeth can present many issues, such as pain while chewing, periodic tooth pain, damaged tooth pulp, and/or infection of the pulp and surrounding bone and gums. Depending on the type of fracture, endodontic surgery, root canal treatment, or an extraction may be required.
If you have chipped off just a small piece of tooth enamel, it may be treated with a filling. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment for you.
Request an appointment with us today at our EPIC Dental Office in St. John's to learn more about our treatments for spaced-out, chipped, and fractured teeth!