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diastema

 [di″ah-ste´mah] (pl. diaste´mata) (Gr.)
a space or cleft.

di·a·ste·ma

, pl.

di·a·ste·ma·ta

(dī'ă-stē'mă, -stē'mă-tă),
1. Space between two adjacent teeth in the same dental arch.
2. Fissure or abnormal opening in any part, especially if congenital.
3. Cleft or space between the maxillary lateral incisor and canine teeth, into which the lower canine is received when the jaws are closed; abnormal in humans but normal in dogs and many other animals.
[G. diastēma, an interval]

diastema

(dī′ə-stē′mə)
n. pl. diaste·mata (-mə-tə)
A gap or space between two teeth.

di′a·ste·mat′ic (-stə-măt′ĭk) adj.

di·a·ste·ma

, pl. diastemata (dī'ă-stē'mă, -tă)
1. Fissure or abnormal opening in any part, especially if congenital.
2. Space between two adjacent teeth in the same dental arch.
3. A space between teeth not due to missing teeth.
4. A space between the upper central incisors in humans, or a space between two adjacent teeth in the same dental arch, especially that between the upper lateral incisor and the adjacent canine, into which the lower canine closes in the Carnivora, such as dogs.
Synonym(s): space (2) .
[G. diastēma, an interval]

diastema

a gap in the teeth along the jawbone. In herbivores the diastema separates the incisors from the premolars resulting in an elongation of the jaw and aiding in feeding.

di·a·ste·ma

, pl. diastemata (dī'ă-stē'mă, -tă)
1. [TA] Space between two adjacent teeth in the same dental arch.
See also: gap
2. Cleft or space between the maxillary lateral incisor and canine teeth, into which the lower canine is received when the jaws are closed; abnormal in humans.
[G. diastēma, an interval]
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In our sample we found that midline diastema was rated as 'good' by most of the lay persons, whereas dental students rated it as fair.
Variable Mean Minimum Maximum SEI -0.49 -1.00 0.79 DAI components Median Minimum Maximum Number of missing visible 0.00 0.00 3.00 teeth (incisors, canines and premolars in the maxillary and mandibular arches) Anterior maxillary overjet 3.00 0.00 14.00 Anterior mandibular overjet 0.00 0.00 4.00 Incisal segment crowding 1.00 0.00 2.00 Incisal segment spacing 0.00 0.00 2.00 Midline diastema 0.00 0.00 5.00 Largest anterior irregularity 0.00 0.00 8.00 on the maxilla Largest anterior irregularity 1.00 0.00 7.00 on the mandible Anterior open bite 0.00 0.00 9.00 Antero-posterior molar 0.00 0.00 2.00 relation SEI: Social exclusion index; DAI: Dental aesthetic index.
By contrast, the lowest median AC score was assigned by both groups to photo C, which corresponded to mild dental diastema, and the score differences were insignificant (p>0.05).
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When a patient does not want fixed orthodontic treatment to close small diastema, clear tray used in this case is esthetic, comfortable, almost undetectable and, easily accepted by the patient.
However, in some cases there can be a variety of complications including impaction, delayed eruption and ectopic eruption, crowding, diastema, axial rotation, and root resorption of adjacent teeth.
A diastema of 30 mm in length separates the third and fourth preserved functional alveoli; the diastema is crossed by the premaxillamaxilla suture.
Diastema was reported more frequently in the upper arch (12%) than in the lower arch (4%).
Estas clases de dientes se encuentran separadas por una zona edentula o diastema, la cual presenta tres germenes dentarios que llegan hasta el estadio de yema y que posteriormente sufren apoptosis [6-9].
Diastema is a physical feature affecting some humans and notable celebrities.