Widely spaced teeth can be a temporary condition related to normal growth and development of adult teeth. Wide spacing can also occur as a result of several diseases or continued growth of the jawbone.
Some diseases and conditions that can cause widely spaced teeth are:
Ask your dentist if braces can help if the appearance bothers you. Some dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implants may help improve the appearance and function of teeth.
Call your health care provider if:
The dentist will examine the mouth, teeth, and gums. Other tests that may be done include:
Reviewed By: Michael Kapner, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Norwalk, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.