Gaps Between Teeth

Do you have gaps in between your front teeth?

Have you got unsightly ‘black triangles’ between your teeth and gums?
Natural spaces between the front teeth (diastemata) can be quite beautiful, but you may wish to close yours. ‘Black triangles’ – or the triangular gaps between your teeth along your gum line as your gums recede – aren’t so attractive and can leave your smile old and tired.

Both are widespread problems many people believe to be too challenging to deal with. Particularly with ‘black triangles’, the exposed root created by gum recession may leave you feeling vulnerable and less likely to seek help. We encourage you to come and talk to us at O3 Dental about these issues. Damian, our lead dentist and practice owner, has wide-ranging and extensive experience across all areas of cosmetic dentistry. We can guarantee you are in safe hands.

What is the cause of ‘black triangles’?

The most likely reason for the gum recession that causes ‘black triangles’ is periodontal disease, and you must be treated for this as soon as possible. Our hygienists are there to support you with education and a bespoke cleaning programme individually created for you. Once we are sure that your mouth is in good health, we can proceed with treatment, and we are happy to now offer a unique composite bonding technique as a solution to your gaps and ‘black triangle’ worries.

What does the treatment involve?

We place a transparent tooth-shaped plastic shell over your tooth and fill it with composite material matched to the shade of your teeth. The composite collects in the areas where you have no tooth, and when the shell is removed, you are left with a beautifully contoured composite that is natural looking. This simple, non-invasive procedure requires a highly skilled practitioner to achieve a natural-looking and beautiful result.

What are the benefits of having this treatment?

An added advantage of this system over veneers or crowns is that composite build-up can help improve the integrity of the gum.

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“Finally! I’ve been a client here for the past 3 years getting a lot of much-needed work done. Damien & Leona make a great team and take great care to make you as comfortable as possible. Today, I got my new crowns and have been beaming a smile since. I honestly did not realise how much of a difference it was going to make to have such precise work done in comparison with what was there before. Good dental care is essential, but if you need any kind of work done I couldn’t recommend this place enough. If you’re wary or anxious about dental appointments, this is the place for you. Thanks a million, folks!”

Ciaran Roarty, LETTERKENNY

“I can’t say enough about 03 Dental Letterkenny Damian and Leona. I feel like shouting from the roof tops for all those that have a phobia like me. I have been to other dentists but by far Letterkenny 03 are the most companionate, caring and professional not to mention the fantastic job they did on my teeth, I had conscious sedation and remember nothing! Very happy to have found my future dentist.”

Kathleen Bryant, LETTERKENNY

If you have any questions, please contact us