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What Are Gaps Between Teeth? & Causes and Treatment

Gaps between teeth, also known as diastema, are a common dental issue that affects people of all ages. This cosmetic problem can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, tooth loss, misalignment, or abnormal jaw growth. The treatment options for diastema vary depending on the underlying cause of the gap and can range from simple lifestyle changes to more invasive procedures like braces or dental implants.



1. Low self-esteem and self-confidence
People with gaps between their teeth may feel self-conscious about their appearance and may lack confidence when interacting with others.

2. Negative comments and ridicule from others
People with gaps between their teeth may face negative comments and ridicule from others, leading to feelings of insecurity and embarrassment.

3. Difficulty speaking and eating
Gaps between teeth can sometimes impact speech and cause difficulties with eating, leading to discomfort and frustration.

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4. Feelings of insecurity in personal and professional relationships
People with gaps between their teeth may feel insecure about their appearance in personal and professional relationships, impacting their self-esteem and overall well-being.

5.Increased oral health problems
Gaps between teeth can make it easier for food and bacteria to get stuck, leading to increased oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

6. Increased self-consciousness while smiling
People with gaps between their teeth may feel self-conscious while smiling and may avoid smiling in public, leading to social isolation.

Jaw Defect

In some cases, gaps between teeth can be caused by a jaw that is too small or too large for the size of the teeth. This can be due to genetics, injury, or growth disorders.

Thumb-sucking or other habits

Habits like thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, or pacifier use can put pressure on the front teeth and cause gaps between them.


Some people are simply born with larger spaces between their This can be due to variations in tooth size, jaw structure, or tooth placement.​

Tooth loss

Missing teeth can cause gaps between remaining This can be due to injury, decay, or periodontal disease.


Crooked or misaligned teeth can create gaps between teeth, as well as other cosmetic dental issues.

Are Gaps Bad for Your Teeth?

Yes, gaps can cause problems for your teeth and overall health.

When children still have a mix of baby and adult teeth, gaps are normal as the teeth are falling out and growing in at different rates. The gaps may resolve themselves on their own when all the adult teeth come in. Your child’s orthodontist will carefully monitor how the teeth are growing in, and if it seems that gaps will not be corrected naturally, then orthodontic intervention will likely be necessary.

Treatment options for gaps between teeth

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Orthodontic Treatment

Braces and clear aligners are the most common orthodontic treatments used to close gaps between teeth. Both options work by gradually shifting teeth into their proper position and filling in the gap. Braces use metal or ceramic brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, while clear aligners are custom-fit trays that slip over the teeth and apply gentle pressure. Orthodontic treatment typically takes 6-24 months, depending on the severity of the gap.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves applying a composite resin material to the teeth to fill in the gap. The material is moulded and shaped to match the colour and texture of the surrounding teeth, creating a seamless, natural-looking result. Dental bonding is a quick and non-invasive procedure that can be completed in one visit to the dentist.

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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are another cosmetic dentistry option for closing gaps between teeth. Veneers are thin shells that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of the teeth. They are designed to cover the gap and improve the appearance of the smile. Veneers can be made of porcelain or resin, and they are attached to the front of the teeth using dental cement. The procedure typically takes two visits to the dentist, and the results can last up to 10 years with proper care.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and gaps between teeth. Implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing roots. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Dental implants are a good option for those who have lost one or more teeth due to injury or decay. The procedure typically takes several months to complete, and the results can last a lifetime with proper care.

Our Services

Why Our Patients Choose Us?

We are a rare combination of individualism, commitment, perfection, precision, composure and compassion.

We stand in every mean to deliver you the best in the world of dentistry.


We understand the significance of a healthy and functional smile. Our state-of-the-art dental implant procedures offer a permanent solution to missing teeth, restoring both your oral health and self-assurance. With decades of experience, our team ensures the highest level of precision and patient comfort.

Cosmetic / Smile Designing

Your smile is your signature, and we take great pride in crafting smiles that radiate beauty and charm. Our smile designing techniques blend artistry with science, resulting in customized smiles that perfectly complement your unique facial features. Through meticulous planning and advanced technology, we create smiles that light up every room you enter.

Invisible Braces

Straightening your teeth no longer requires conspicuous metal braces. Our expertise in invisible braces, including Invisalign and other aligners, allows you to achieve a perfectly aligned smile discreetly and comfortably. Whether you're a professional seeking a polished look or a teenager navigating school years, our invisible braces offer the ideal solution.


Most of the time if pain to a tooth meant it’s the last stage and needed removal of a tooth.
However, with advances in technology we are able to save even badly broken down and decayed teeth with root canal treatment.

Inhouse CADCAM lab - single day crowns

At Dr. Gowd’s, we provide Zirconia crowns and bridges that are increasingly becoming popular for its durability and for its ability to retain the natural look, because of its translucent nature.

Teeth Cleaning

Scaling and polishing of teeth is the most commonly advised treatment by a dentist which removes the adherent tartar.


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“I was initally very scared as I had already visited a few dentist and I was not happy with the treatment options provided for my mobile teeth and gaps due to my missing teeth. When I came to know about implants I didn’t know , how the results are going to be. But Dr. vikas Gowd assured me of the treatment and final outcome. I was very much happy with what we finally ended up with , all my inputs on how my teeth and smile should look like were taken in and it worked out beautifully for me”

Ms. sunitha

The true professionals

“Travelling from US, I wanted to be sure that I had my smile done in the limited period of 4 weeks that I was here. Dr. Gowd and his team were able to not only give me a beautiful smile but also functinality to my bite all in the time frame.”

Ms. Pranita , Maryland (USA)

The best clinic in town
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“I began suffering from juvenile gum disease and because of it I lost all my teeth at a very young age. This loss of teeth had a serious impact on my physical appearance and mental, emotional and social health. I am glad I visited Dr. Gowd’s Hospitals for treatment, as my whole appearance and life changed after the treatment. I was happy once again. The dentists at the hospital treated my teeth loss with full mouth rehabilitation and dental implants.”

Ms. jhansi

Only the best to say
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“I could not have asked for more . Starting from extremely bad teeth to what I have now has been extremely satisfying. My complete smile makeover was explained to me prior and it has been better than what I expected .”

Mr. Chandrashekar

A caring positive experience.
Our Team

Our Expert Dentist

Welcome to Our Expert Dentist – your trusted partner in crafting healthy, beautiful smiles that radiate confidence and wellbeing. With a passion for precision and a commitment to compassionate care, we are dedicated to transforming your dental experience into a journey of empowerment and joy.


Prof. Dr. T. Shankar

Dr. T Shankar, who has all the qualities to soothe the nerves of a worried patient. What helps Prof Dr. T Shankar stand out from everybody else is his ability to understand the pulse of the patient – of what they are worried about, about what they desire and to explain to them how the procedure they are looking for will work.
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Prof. Dr. Snigdha Gowd

(Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthodontics (Switzerland))
Dr. Snigdha is one of the most sought-after dentist in South India, known for her speciality in 3D invisible aligners and other orthodontic treatments.Dr. Snigdha and her team are committed to giving you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
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Dr Kirti Gowd

(Oral & Maxillofacial Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)
Dr. Kirti is dedicated to providing her patients with the most advanced and effective orthodontic treatments. Through her extensive training and expertise in microimplants, she offers her patients innovative solutions that result in beautiful, functional, and long-lasting smiles.
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Prof.Dr. Vikas Gowd

(Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology)
Dr. Vikas Gowd is a specialist in Dental Implantology, Prosthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery. His ever ending passion for dentistry has made him an achiever and an unparalleled contributor to dentistry on various fronts.
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Prof.Dr. M.S. Gowd

MDS (Bom.), FICD, FPFA, MICP, FACD (USA) Consultant.
(Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Implantology)
Dr. M.S. Gowd is a veteran in Dentistry, practicing for over 50 years at Hyderabad. The first to start Cosmetic Dentistry in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1989 and made this stream of Dentistry the most sought-after treatments in Dentistry creating attractive smiles.



Getting dental implants from the top dental implant surgeon in hyderabad will be painless. During prep for the implant, anesthesia is given to the patients, which causes no pain.


Dental implant surgery recovery time might be as little as a week. For the first 1-2 days, patients are encouraged to take soft foods. Overall, the operation is relatively comfortable, with little to no discomfort.


When it comes to receiving Dental Implants, there is no such Maximum age limit or restriction, however, they should be avoided before the age of 18-20 years to account for the jaw growth pattern and milestones.


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