There are many options for impacted or missing teeth to be treated. Impacted and missing teeth are common dental problems and may be corrected by surgery or orthodontics. If you visit the dentist regularly, this can be assessed as soon as the problem occurs and early treatment or correction is
Impaction happen when a tooth fails to erupt properly either due improper positioning, early loss of primary teeth or crowding of teeth. The third molars or wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt but it is not confined to that set. Impaction can also occur in cuspids and bicuspids. When there’s enough space in the jaw, wisdom teeth can develop properly. But when surrounding teeth have occupied the space in the mouth where wisdom teeth are supposed to emerge, they get impacted or get trapped between the gum tissue and jawbone. Dentists can correct the impaction by surgery. The impacted tooth can be guided to erupt properly by creating adequate space using braces for a few months. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth are removed through surgery.
Impacted teeth are corrected to prevent improper alignment of teeth, avoid damage to the adjacent teeth and cause the teeth to wear out prematurely. Dental treatment is also important so as not to leave unwanted spaces and not affect the proper functioning of teeth.
Missing teeth can be caused by trauma, accident or improper development. There are several ways to correct this condition. Your dentist may suggest using braces to close the gap or provide tooth replacement options such as dental implant, dentures or bridge.
Not all are suitable for dental implant. It is only an option if jaw growth has reached its completion. There must also be enough bone level and density to hold the implant. If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implant, have your situation assessed by your dentist. Take note that this is not a quick procedure. It usually takes a few months to complete. Good oral hygiene habits are also important if you qualify for this procedure.
Tooth replacement is important in order to maintain or correct alignment of teeth, avoid premature wear of teeth and aid in the proper functioning of teeth.