Diastema

Diastema
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A person with a congenital space between the two front teeth
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Identifiers
Latindiastema
MeSHD003970
TA98A05.1.03.078
TA2904
FMA77271
Anatomical terminology

A diastema (plural diastemata) is a space or gap between two teeth. Many species of mammals have diastemata as a normal feature, most commonly between the incisors and molars. Diastemata are common for children and can exist in adult teeth as well. Diastemata are primarily caused by imbalance in the relationship between the jaw and the size of the teeth.