Widely spaced teeth

Definition

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.

Causes

Some diseases and conditions that can cause widely spaced teeth are:

Home Care

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.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your health care provider if:

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

The dentist will examine the mouth, teeth, and gums. Other tests that may be done include:


Review Date: 2/6/2020
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.

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