The photos above illustrate what a difference a little tooth-colored composite resin material can do to improve the appearance of these teeth. A space in the front teeth has varying professional opinions on appearance and is a personal preference left for the patient to decide which action, if any, they would like to take. Diastemas can be hereditary or can form because of a malocclusion, which means the teeth are not fitting together the way they should be. If you have diastemas that have formed over the last few years, you should consult a dentist to determine whether or not you have a healthy bite. An unbalanced bite can lead to problems in the jaw joint and muscles if not addressed. Generally speaking, and in this patient’s case, diastemas are merely a matter of looks and personal style. If you have any questions or concerns, call us today!