Learn More About Tooth Gaps: Causes, Solutions, And FAQ's

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Tooth Gaps

With our tooth gap treatments, we can help you achieve a beautiful, gap-free smile

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Many people feel self-conscious and embarrassed about having gaps between their teeth. Because of this, they feel the need to hide their teeth when they smile or laugh.
Tooth gaps, also known as diastema, are spaces that form between your teeth. They are not only a cosmetic issue. They can also lead to many problems like difficulty speaking, an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, misaligned bites, and more.
Timberlands Dental Clinic offers various services for gappy teeth, including dental veneers, dental crowns, smile makeovers, and clear aligners. Our professional team of dentists uses advanced technology and techniques to give our patients quality dental care. We are a preferred provider for four health funds and have different payment plans, so you can get the treatment you need without breaking the bank. Contact us today so we can help you get a healthier smile!


Common Causes of Tooth Gaps

There are many reasons why tooth gaps may form. Some of the most common include:

  • Hereditary factors: 
    Gappy teeth can run in the family. Families with small teeth or large jaws may pass this trait on to their children, which makes the likelihood of having the same problem higher.

  • Childhood habits:
    Children with bad habits such as thumb sucking or using a pacifier can put pressure on their teeth and cause them to shift forward and move away from each other.

  • The size of teeth is small in relation to the jaw bone:
    If you have undersized teeth, they may not fill up the entire jaw, causing extra space and gaps.

  • Tooth loss:
    This can occur due to tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental problems. When this happens, there will be a space where the tooth used to be.

  • Frenum issues:
    This is a small piece of tissue that attaches the lip to the gums. If it’s too large, it can cause a gap between the two front teeth. The excess tissue can be removed surgically and with orthodontic treatment, the diastema can be closed.

  • Missing teeth:
    There are instances where people do not develop certain permanent teeth. As a result, gaps may form between teeth.
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Dental Services

Dental Services that Can Address Tooth Gaps

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells attached to your natural teeth through bonding.

Veneers are one way our dental team can close the gaps and improve the appearance of your teeth. They can modify the size of teeth and close gaps between teeth.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps placed over your existing teeth to restore their shape, function, and appearance.

With our dental crowns, we can fill in the gaps between your teeth, giving you a smile you’ll love.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a combination of treatments that can address your aesthetic smile concerns, including gaps between teeth.

Our team of dentists will work with you to create a customised treatment plan that meets your smile goals.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose
Timberlands Dental Clinic

Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional Patient Care by Experienced Dentists

We believe that excellent dental service begins and ends with outstanding patient care. Our highly skilled team of dentists has years of experience providing quality treatments for tooth gaps. They will work closely with you so that you are satisfied and happy with the results.
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Restorative Procedures

Same-Day Restorative Procedures

We know your smile is important to you, so we offer same-day restorative procedures for our patients. Whether you require a dental crown, filling, or bridge for your tooth gaps, we can have it done in one visit. You can get the smile of your dreams without having to wait long.

Payment Options

Quick and Easy Health Fund Claims and Flexible Payment Options

Dental visits can be costly, so we provide flexible payment options and health fund claims to make them more manageable for our patients. So, you can get the treatment for your tooth gaps without worry and stress.
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State-of-the-Art Clinic

New and Modern State-of-the-Art Clinic

Come to our modern, new dental clinic, where you can get services for tooth gaps and other dental problems. Our experienced team of professionals uses the latest techniques so that we can provide comfortable care using high-end equipment!


Frequently Asked Questions about
Tooth Gaps

If gaps between teeth are not closed, they can cause:

  • Food accumulation between teeth
  • Difficulty cleaning the gaps between teeth properly 
  • An increased risk of gum or periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Difficulty with chewing and speaking
  • Tooth migration and an abnormal bite
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem

The main reason for closing tooth gaps is for oral health benefits, but there are also cosmetic ones. Doing so can:

  • Improve your oral hygiene and dental health.
  • Avoid future dental problems and expensive procedures.
  • Give you confidence with your smile.
  • Correct bite disorders and improve speech.

The length of treatment will depend on the type of service you receive. Orthodontic treatment, such as clear aligners, usually takes several months to a few years.

The duration is shorter for dental crowns and veneers. You can usually see results after one to three visits. Your dentists will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

Yes, toothpicks can cause space between your teeth. If you use toothpicks frequently and aggressively, this can push your teeth apart and create a gap. It’s best to be gentle when using them.

The best way to prevent gappy teeth is to practise good oral hygiene and avoid losing your teeth. When tooth loss occurs, the nearby teeth can shift, causing gaps to form.

Remember to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. It is also recommended to floss daily. Limit your intake of acidic and sugary foods that can damage your teeth. Lastly, visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.