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Fill gaps in your teeth

The biggest motivation to treat diastema is often for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and wish to close the gaps between your teeth, we have many treatments and procedures available to treat diastema.

Treat Diastema

Many of the patients we treat here at Gentle Dental tend to be most self-conscious regarding gaps in between their teeth and want to know the best, most affordable way to close the gaps and perfect their smiles. Gaps in the mouth can sometimes progress into more serious oral health issues. But generally, they are one of the less serious dental conditions if treated early enough.

The Treatments

The Cost

  • Invisalign Go from £52.06 per month
  • Dental veneers from £990
  • Composite bonding from £299
  • Bridgework from £795
invisalign braces offer

The Practice

  • Based conveniently in East Molesey (KT8 0DL)
  • Free parking available on site
  • Patient-rated 4.9 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Extended evening appointment times (until 8 pm)

Your Dentists

  • 10 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry
  • Closed many gaps throughout their career
  • One of the best in Surrey
  • Create custom-designed smile makeovers daily
Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!
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Main causes of gaps and recesses

There is not one sole cause of diastema but several potential contributing factors.

For some people, the condition arrives due to the relation of teeth to jaw size.

Gaps form mostly when a patient’s teeth are too small for the jawbone, causing them to be spaced apart.

The size of your jawbone and teeth are also determined by genetics, so gaps in the mouth can run through families.

The most severe case of gaps in the mouth comes as the formation of gum disease progresses.

The infection causes an inflammation of the gums and tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. The bacteria then eats away at the gums causing deep dark pockets that cause the teeth to separate.

Furthermore, just like patients suffering from overcrowding/crooked teeth, diastema can also encourage gum disease to form.

As gaps create pockets between the gums and teeth, food can get stuck and make gums sore or tender.

Read more about gum disease here.

Treating diastema

A common treatment for the condition is braces.

Wire and brackets will pressure the teeth to move them closer together gradually.

New innovative brace systems like Invisalign and removable aligners can also fix many cases of diastema.

Invisalign is an effective tooth alignment system faster than traditional braces and more discreet.

Gradually correcting your malocclusion, Invisalign uses a series of aligners over a period of 12 or so months. Check out Invisalign offers.

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Fixing gaps without braces

Even though there are faster and more discreet alignment systems, some patients prefer not to wait and seek more immediate cosmetic procedures…

  • Veneers: The most common option to fix diastema, porcelain veneers are the perfect option if your teeth are too small for your mouth. In this case, the procedure is better rated than brace systems, as braces cannot change the length of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells that conceal teeth imperfections as they slide over the tooth’s front surface.
  • Bonding: A tooth-coloured composite is used to fill and close gaps in the mouth. The resin, once in position, will be sculpted by your dentist to blend perfectly with your natural teeth. This procedure is not a permanent fix as it has a lifespan of 3/10 years before it will need to be replaced or repaired.
  • Dental bridges: In some instances, you may be a suitable candidate for a dental bridge, which can be used to replace missing teeth and correct caps. More.

Knowing which treatment solution is the best for you will entirely depend on your unique situation and underlying oral health.

It also depends on the type of treatment you are most interested in pursuing, for example, for some patients braces are popular choices, whereas some do not want to wait a 6-12 month period to achieve the results.

For patients looking for fast and permanent fixes, veneers are the number one choice.

The only way to get the correct answers you need to proceed is by meeting with a cosmetic dentist, who will be able to best advise you on the next steps moving forward.

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It only takes 2 minutes to apply and you’ll get an answer immediately – applying for a loan has never been easier. 0% finance is available for many treatments up to £30,000. Credit decisions will be subject to individual circumstances. You must be over 18 and earn an income to apply.

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