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Cavity Between Front Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frenum: The "skin" between your two upper and two lower teeth is called a frenum. Sometimes dentists recommend its removal either when it contributes to loss of attached gingiva and subsequent periodontal problems or in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to close the space between the two front teeth. The procedure is called a frenectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How we can upright lingually tilted molars (36 & 46 ) while doing fix orthodontics .Cusps of upper molars touches buccal surface of lower molars.
Multiple methods: Your orthodontic specialist can discuss with you a variety of methods to "upright" lower molars and/or pull upper molars towards tongue (or simply tip them). This may include the use of "coordinated wires, " lower "expander or lingual arch, " elastics or rubber bands, etc., etc. In other words, it's not your job to sort out the biomechanics, that's your orthodontist's. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 14/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read moreSee 21 more doctor answers
Gap in front teeth: Ah, the age old question! all this depends on the size and shape of the teeth compared with the space available in the jaws. Particularly when a gap is present, the dental arch needs to be carefully evaluated before "closing" anything. If there is a tooth size/space discrepancy, then closing the gap may be fine, but "making up for it" elsewhere (ie moving all the other teeth) may not be easy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Left side gums sore. Left front tooth feels bruised. sore between 2 back bottom teeth & between 2 back top teeth (same back teeth filled 1.5 yr ago).
Could be: Could be from cavities, fractures, gum disease, parafunctional habits such as clenching or grinding, malocclusion, or many other causes. In other words, there's no one quick answer to your question. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very typical : Condition. Craze lines, the tiny cracks (lines) that affect only the outer tooth surface, cause no pain or discomfort and require no treatment. For prevention night guard appliance is recommended. Rec>: see your dentist for examination and additional information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is dental composite laminate better than crowning in case of lateral microdontia and slight gap (1.5mm) in the upper front incisors?
Possibly: it is possible to reshape a peg lateral (microdontia) using a porcelain laminate veneer which preserves more of the tooths enamel and is more conservative then preparation for a crown. best to have a dentist evaluate it and see which in your case would be the best treatment option ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Out of balance.: Tooth decay happens when the acid caused by bacteria overwhelms the mineral structure of the tooth. In other words: the tooth endured more negative hits than it could handle. Teeth are strengthened by good hygiene, good salivary flow, and healthy mineral levels; they are weakened by sugar (which feed bacteria), hygiene insufficiency, or tooth compromise. Talk with your dentist about specifics ;-). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Lifespan: A bridge replaces a missing tooth by connecting it to the teeth on either side of the space. These supporting teeth are crowned and all are connected so it is difficult to floss and keep the teeth clean and healthy. An implant is a root replacement and the tooth is built on this. You can floss like a natural tooth so, the lifespan is much longer. ...Read more
Referred Pain: It is always possible to get some referred pain in the head and neck region, but without radiographs and an examination, one cannot say for sure this is the cause. Calculus deposits behind your front teeth causing inflammation, and grinding are two other possiblilites. Have your local dentist take a look. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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