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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
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
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
My dentist is suggesting front teeth veneers, as opposed to, crowns to fill in gaps near the gumline. Which of the two is least invasive and why?
Veneers: Veneers are less invasive than crown as there is less reduction of tooth structure however there are many other factors that determines if veneer or crown which is the best option depending from case to case so your dentist would be the best to be evaluate ..In your case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?
My bottom teeth are aligned but there is now a 2-3 ml space between 2 teeth at the top of the tooth root. Bonding? Nothing loose yet. Annoying.
There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?
Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?
Depends: Premolar or bicuspid extractions are usually performed in conjunction with orthodontic therapy when there is insufficient space for proper alignment of the teeth. The orthodontist uses the spaces created by the extractions to move teeth into those spaces. If the space created by the extraction is not completely utilized and there is adequate space, an implant can sometimes be placed. ...Read moreSee 6 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
How often does Invisalign intrude molars leaving a patient with a bite wherein the anterior teeth absorb all of the bite and the back teeth separated?
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Depends: Close the space between 2 teeth together and space opens on the other side of the teeth. Most often the best treatment is collaboration between an orthodontic specialist and the restorative dentist. Seek consultation wit both to discuss the treatment options that are best for you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?
Yes: It is highly possible to close the gap in 3 months, but you will need some kind of retainer to hold the teeth in the new position. If the gap is due to a thick and low labial frenum(the tie between the lip and gums) you may need a small surgical procedure to remove that, otherwise the gap will reappear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ask Orthodontist: Ask your orthodontist why you have the gap and can he\she correct it? Why is there a gap? Were there orthodontic limitations? Did you follow all directions? Did you wear your retainer(s) conscientiously? It's probably not too late to have it corrected. Find out your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you have a dental bridge in the lower jaw first molar when there's bone loss in the gap of missing tooth?
Does an adults dental bite shift slightly throughout one's life (in the absence of perio disease) or are teeth to remain in their exact position?
Occlusion (bite): Teeth are not like steel poles set in concrete. There is some slight movement. The more ideal the occlusion (bite) the more they tend to stay in place (barring periodontal disease). There may be some slight shifting over time but they should remain in the same position. Parafunctional habits may also play a role in tooth movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removing the gap between the front two upper teeth by braces or special technique at 44 age-female will the braces work for a 44 year old female to fill the gap between the front two teeth if not what technique is good other than the filling the gap with
Orthodontics: With orthodontics, you do not fill the gap, you eliminate it. Yes, it takes longer, but if the teeth are healthy, it the right route to take. Filling the gap makes for wide teeth that may look funny depending on the size of the gap. 44 is young! close the spaces with a short course of braces and retain it, you will be happier in the end, look at the picture: two teeth attached to a human, way big. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers