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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Shape In Tooth

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When in life do your facial bone structure change?

When in life do your facial bone structure change?

Facial development: The face grows through childhood, but is usually complete by late teen years. Girls complete this growth before boys. Girls are usually complete by 17 and boys by about 18. ...Read more

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Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant

Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant

Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read more

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Does overusing the masseter muscle change the jaw bone shape or jaw appearance? Does it change the jaw bone making it less curve? Please be specific.

Does overusing the masseter muscle change the jaw bone shape or jaw appearance? Does it change the jaw bone making it less curve? Please be specific.

No: The shape of the jaw bone is determined by genetics and early function. The masseter (cheek) muscle may grow from overuse and affect the width of the face. You might only notice this in very lean persons. ...Read more

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Can braces change the shape of your face/jaw?

Can braces change the shape of your face/jaw?

Possibly: Orthodontics may well be able to change the shape of your face and projection of your jaws and facial profile: it depends upon the severity of the problem, the age of the patient and whether or not orthognathic surgery is part of the treatment plan. If you have a severe overbite (overjet), braces can significantly reduce the projection of upper lips teeth and jaw. Genetics may make surgery needed. ...Read more

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I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read more

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The dentist put me uneven filling on front teeth making one wider than another changing shape of it.Can this be fixed to look normal like before?

The dentist put me uneven filling on front teeth making one wider than another changing shape of it.Can this be fixed to look normal like before?

Symmetry: I can't image why both of your front teeth can't be made symmetrical in size, shape and shade. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make it more difficult or in rare cases impossible. You should start by discussing your wishes with your own dentist. If you're not satisfied with the answer, seek a second or even a third opinion. Some dentists have a better cosmetic flare than others. ...Read more

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Can you have a dental bridge in the lower jaw first molar when there's bone loss in the gap of missing tooth?

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Yes you can: replace missing tooth with bone loss. In this case the fix bridge with sanitary pontic (a pontic which does not touch the edentulous ridge) is recommended. ...Read more

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Will blepharoplasty change the shape of my eyes? Will my eyes retain the same basic shape, or could the shape change with blepharoplasty? .

Will blepharoplasty change the shape of my eyes? Will my eyes retain the same basic shape, or could the shape change with blepharoplasty?

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Change in shape: Simple upper/lower blepharoplasty will not commonly change the shape of the eyes. However more complex procedures such as upper lid blepharoptosis correction, the eye may appear more open. In individuals with lower lid laxity plus skin excess, the lower lid may need a cantthopexy/canthoplasty which may create more of a slant between the inner and outer corners (canthi) and may appear more narrow ...Read more

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I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Impossible: Missing teeth can destroy the look, compromised chewing efficiency and Collapse of cheek into the space, but it cannot change the shape or size of your chin. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What could cause a bone to constantly change? My clavicle keeps changing shape. Some parts, the bone is eaten away, and others, the bone grows.

What could cause a bone to constantly change? My clavicle keeps changing shape. Some parts, the bone is eaten away, and others, the bone grows.

Don't know: Definitely not a "normal" complaint and should be thoroughly evaluated. There are some inflammatory conditions that can cause a resorption of bone and other parts of the bone can grow in response to it. An osteolysis of the lateral clavicle is also not uncommonly seen in weight lifters. Don't hesitate to be sen and fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Could having a heart condition change the shape of the pqrst wave?

Could having a heart condition change the shape of the pqrst wave?

Ecg: Cardiac abnormalities can certainly change the morphology of the ECG which consists of p, qrs and t waves. ...Read more

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Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Can the surgical removal of adenoids change the shape of your nose (make it appear broken)?

Not likely: Adenoids are lymph glands in the back of the throat and removal of adenoids should not affect the shape of the nose, unless it get broken due to some mishap. ...Read more

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Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Losing teeth: Losing a tooth here and there will not affect facial contours. Loosing many teeth and subsequent loss of bone and vertical dimension can affect it greatly. ...Read more

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What are possible conditions if your dmd finds a circular-squiggly mass below the root of a tooth in the jaw-bone?

What are possible conditions if your dmd finds a circular-squiggly mass below the root of a tooth in the jaw-bone?

Condensing osteitis : Most commonly this would be a condensing osteitis and is a benign condition of sclerotic bone. Many other similar findings exist. Hopefully the dentist informed you of a course of action. Even if it is to only observe. ...Read more

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At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

At what age can an X-ray show position of permanent wisdom teeth in the gums?

10-12: The pre eruption development would vary greatly as does the eruption of teeth. You would need a panoramic xray to see these developing "tooth buds". ...Read more

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Silver holes in teeth. Is this normal?

Silver holes in teeth. Is this normal?

No: Silver holes are not normal in teeth. It sounds like you have cavities. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?

Who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?

Depends on who you : Ask but a fellowship trained , board certified orthopedic spine surgeon will fit your needs in terms of evaluating and treating a spinal deformity. In your area, you can start with your own doctor for a referral or at the nearest university medical center. ...Read more

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Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more

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Can a child's tooth growing in crooked naturally correct itself or are braces the only way?

Can a child's tooth growing in crooked naturally correct itself or are braces the only way?

Possible: Teeth will occasionally self correct. Because there are so many variables, seeing an orthodontist will give you a better answer for your specific case. ...Read more

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