Filling the gaps

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:04 PM

What is Diastema and what are its treatment options?

When you check your teeth in front of the mirror and find something unusual like a space or gap between teeth, you undoubtedly are seeing a dental condition termed as diastema. This condition appears most often between the two upper front teeth.

This dental condition occurs due to numerous aspects such as discrepancy in a tooth’s size, missing teeth, tongue thrusting, spreading of the teeth caused by a gum disease and genetic factor. It can be also caused by an oversized labial frenum, which is a piece of tissue that normally extends from the inside of your upper lip to the gum just above your two upper front teeth. Blockage of natural closing of the teeth happens whenever the labial frenum continues to grow and passes between the two front teeth.

This dental case can be fixed through undergoing a dental procedure closing the diastema through the assistance of dental clinics in Bangkok. Closing a diastema helps to improve the appearance of a smile which gives you more confidence.

Diastema treatment plan is done by dentists or dental specialists once they determined the reasons behind its condition. The following possible treatment options are to be considered:

  • Keep the diastema
  • Orthodontic treatment to move the teeth and close the diastema
  • Use porcelain veneers, very thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the outside of the teeth
  • Crown and bridge work or replacement of teeth with implants (adults only)
  • For smaller gaps (less than 1mm), dental experts can plug the space with the help of a special bonding material

Few techniques of diastema closure are available in the dental clinics in Bangkok but the Phayathai Modern Dental Clinic offers more innovative techniques and proficient dental services supported by staff who can cater to the needs of our local and international clients.

If you want to know more about this procedure or visit Phayathai Modern Dental Clinic, please feel free to contact us.

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Hazel Ruivenkamp


Hi my name is Hazel from Australia I have just has new wiz bang veneers put on 15 of my teeth and I am thrilled to bits with the results .
I can't say it was painless but as the saying goes no pain no gain . 
Dr Boon was like a master craftsman, making sure every tooth made the correct contact

Mr.David Smith


David Smith and his wife Debra are our patients which refer by their relative. Thanks David for your kind Testimonial

Mr.Gerard Ruivenkamp


Gerade Ruinenkamp is our patients for over 7 years. He kindly give us his testimonial. Thank you Gerade

Duport Turine


“My smile is beautiful“


“Dr.Boonyarit is expert, very patient, good dentist“

Christine Smith

Melbourne, Australia

Hi Kim Just wanted to say Hi and thank you again for my beautiful new teeth, everyone says that they look so real, and I cannot stop smiling, once again please thank Dr Boon for such a rushed job. I hope to come back with my family in early May next year and my daughter in law would love to have her teeth done also

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