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My Two Front Teeth Are Completely Different Shapes Is That Hereditary
Most likley but: Could be in part due to history of trauma or systemic illness during tooth development about 2-3 years before it comes in. You have options to try to match them that are cosmetic treatments, but only if you want the change. See your dentist for care. ...Read more
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
We are not: Bilaterally symmetrical, by that I mean we are not mirror images of each side. Normal variations exist throughout our bodies. If its of concern, speak with your dentist -- there are a lot of cosmetic options available to make your smile as perfect as you would like it to be. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My son fell down on his face and broke his two front teeth in a triangle shape. Would his teeth be fixed and how?
Two of my bottom front teeth are in a different position than when I was 15. I do have slightly receding gums. Would bone loss be the likely cause?
Possibly: Bone loss can allow teeth to shift. Shifting teeth can cause bone loss, especially if teeth move off of their bone support. If you notice a little shifting now, you will probably see a lot of shifting as time goes by. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate the positions of your teeth and possible stabilization treatment options. Consultation with a Periodontist may also be indicated. ...Read more
Why?: In order to answer the question, one would need to know why your two front teeth need to be "shaved down". If there is a sound rationale or reason for the procedure, you should see a dentist for evaluation and any indicated treatment. ...Read more
Please explain...: Does the actual tooth surface feel soft, or do you feel as if the teeth are mobile? Either way you should have a local dentist take a look. ...Read more
Orthodontics: Start with your dentist to determine the health of all of your teeth, and then seek the advice of an orthodontist who specializes in the correction of malocclusions. ...Read more
See a dentist: Most likely this means you are grinding on the back of the front teeth and have worn away the enamel and dentin on the back of the front teeth, leaving only the enamel on the front of the tooth. Enamel is translucent, meaning you can see through it. You might be able to have bonding placed on the back of the front teeth to replace what's gone. Call a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Enamel wearing thin: As we age your enamel wears down. And....One area that thins is the enamel on the front teeth. Enamel is a crystalline structure and when it thins like you are talking they appear translucent. If it bothers you. Have your dentist smooth them out or if there is enough to fill then do so. ...Read more
You would: Need to see an orthodontist for an evaluation. Often its not possible just to move or two teeth - depends on space / crowding etc. An orthodontist would be best equipped to assist in this regard. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My two front teeth always hurt whenever I wake up in the morning, and when I touch it I can move it around a little but just back and forth. Why?
One of my top brackets broke, and now my two front teeth are starting to move back to how they were. Will the broken bracket affect the process?
Broken brackets: See your orthodontist ASAP. Your teeth will move until this is replaced and this will delay he completion of your orthodontic treatment ...Read more
I've two long front teeth along with a deformed teeth located right next to it which is a bit backward from others. I need a quick solution please?
Best solution: Best solution is to have your teeth straightened. Compromise solution is to have the teeth reshaped (crowns, veneers, enamelplasty, bonding). Remember "fans" is not never rally "best." See your Dentist do a discussion of the alternatives available to resolve your problems. ...Read more
Many things: The gap between your upper front teeth can be caused by a low frenum, which is the muscle attachment attaching the upper lip to the upper jaw. This fibrous band will keep the teeth apart. The space must be closed first before this attachment is cut or the space will open again. This is due to the scar tissue which forms following the frenectomy procedure. ...Read more
Buyer beware: I can only answer in general terms. Trying to treat yourself without training in dentistry or orthodontics is very dangerous and likely to get you into trouble. See a dentist to discuss your treatment alternatives. There might be a simple inexpensive solution to your spacing. ...Read more
See a dentist!: "Popping out of place" is not a dental term, so I assume you mean they are splayed buccally. At your age you may have periodontal disease. Consult with a local dentist. ...Read more
Several ways: Missing teeth can be replaced with implants, a bridge or a partial denture. Your friend should seek out options best suited for his situation and his budget. A temporary fix can be to have a "flipper" made, which is an interim acrylic piece that hooks onto existing teeth and has the missing teeth on it. It is not a long lasting solution. ...Read more
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