Diastema Closure - Step-by-step
Why we have chosen a treatment approach based on ceramic veneers over orthodontic therapy:
Maxillary interincisor diastema may interfere with the patient’s personal esthetic imagination by compromising the dentofacial harmony and may also provoke dyslalia.
Midline diastema is frequently reported as a malocclusion.
To start with, an orthodontic diastema closure treatment seems to be the perfect solution. However, long-term stability is in general very difficult to achieve in the anterior region. More importantly, it frequently causes the problem of a relapse incidence after orthodontic treatment.
There are also some additional problems the patient is unlikely aware of prior to the orthodontic treatment. These relate to the use of a retainer throughout a patient’s lifetime, which is recommended by the orthodontist.
The retainer can cause:
- Hygiene Proplems (Caries)
- Periodontal Problems
- Phonetic Problems
Owing to the fact that a midline diastema is easily visible, anterior spaces are one of the most important reasons why patients look for long-lasting stable treatment outcomes. With this intention, we demonstrate a restorative dentistry training video to describe a patient type and energy oriented therapeutic mock-up for a diastema closure treatment with porcelain veneers.
Treatment Team: Dr. Reza Saeidi Pour, MDT Otto Prandtner