DENTAL GAP CLOSURE
DENTAL GAP CLOSURE / DIASTEMA CLOSURE
Diastema Closure (Gap closing) with Tooth-colored Resin Material
In esthetic area,gaps are not very pleasing to a lot of patient. Closing the gap with composite resin can be very effective,convenient and less time-consuming as long as the gap is not bigger than 2.5 millimeters. With wider gaps, this method can cause dis-proportional shape that makes teeth look fat,wide and less-esthetic pleasing.Additionally,over-contoured resin may lead to localized gum inflammation as a result of plaque accumulation.
Closing Gap with Tooth-colored Materials:
Tooth-colored materials ( composite, resin and glass ionomer cement ) are develop for esthetic purposes. Glass-ionomer cement also compromise of fluoride releasing ability that prevents the remineralization of adjacent tooth structure. Tooth-colored restorative originally indicated in esthetic area, however newer materials have been improved in terms of function and strength that results in wider indications including loading area in molars.
However, teeth that have been restored with dental fillings should be taken care as well as normal teeth to prevent caries from occurring underneath the fillings. Fluoridated toothpaste and flossing can be very beneficial in order to maintain good oral-hygiene and result in longer life span for dental restorations.