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A diastema is a space or gap between two adjacent teeth. This condition is most common in the two upper front teeth but can occur anywhere in the mouth.

Causes of diastema can vary and may include:

  • Disproportionate tooth size: sometimes, teeth can be too small in relation to the size of the jaw, which can result in empty spaces.

  • Abnormal tooth development: some teeth may not develop fully or may be missing, which can leave additional space between teeth.

  • Dental malocclusion: an incorrect bite can cause teeth to shift and separate.

  • Oral habits: certain oral habits, such as thumb-sucking or pacifier use, can push teeth outward and create space between them.

  • Periodontal disease: gum disease that affects tooth support can cause teeth to move and separate.

The treatment of diastema depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the gap. In some cases, the diastema can be closed with orthodontic treatments, such as braces or invisible aligners. In other cases, a dental restoration, such as a crown or dental bridge, can be performed to close the gap. In some extreme cases, oral surgery may be required to correct the problem.

It is important to consult with a dentist or orthodontic specialist if you have a diastema that concerns you. A dental health professional can evaluate your situation and help determine the best course of treatment for your specific case.


The Global Dent Dental Clinic located in Villeray, Hochelaga, and Ste-Julie is the perfect place to receive quality care for your teeth and smile. We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive and cleaning treatments, bite correction, and dental whitening. We also offer emergency services to help alleviate pain and protect your dental health.

Our team of highly qualified dentists is dedicated to providing you with high-quality treatment and helping you maintain a healthy and radiant smile. Among our services, we have dental restoration, dental aesthetics, dental prosthetics, periodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics, professional cleaning, and emergency services.

At the Global Dent dental center, we are committed to serving all people living in Montreal and Rive-Sud. If you need an appointment or have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We hope to see you soon at the Global Dent Dental Clinic!


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