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Facial Effects of Tooth Loss

When teeth are lost, there are many facial consequences that occur. The teeth support the muscles in the face and contribute to our facial structure. When the teeth are lost, the muscles sag and droop, resulting in deep facial lines. The teeth also help to maintain a certain distance between…

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Malocclusion — Class III

During the deve4opment Phase of the teeth and facial structures, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, resulting in an improper bite and incorrectly positioned jaw bones. When the lower jaw is overdeveloped or the upper jaw is underdeveloped, the lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw….

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Root Canal Procedure

In a healthy tooth, the innermost pulp layer containing the nerves and blood vessels for the tooth is intact. This pulp tissue keeps the tooth vital.         When root canal treatment is performed, an opening is created through the top of the tooth to gain access to…

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Sealants

Sealants are placed on teeth to help prevent dental decay. Teeth that have deep grooves are susceptible to decay because the bacteria that cause decay can hide in the grooves of the teeth and cannot be easily removed with brushing or flossing. Most commonly, sealants are placed on the biting…

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Malocclusion — Class II, division II

During the development phase of the teeth and facial structures, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, resulting in an improper bite and incorrectly positioned jaw bones. When the lower jaw is under-     developed, or the upper jaw is overdeveloped, the lower jaw is positioned far back…

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Consequences of Tooth Loss

Teeth are important in maintaining your health and supporting your facial structures. Teeth help you to chew food properly, and keep you healthy. The teeth also help to keep the jaw bone in place, which helps to support the facial muscles. Without teeth, the bone would shrink and the skin…

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Provisional (Temporary) Crowns

Fabricating crowns on teeth generally requires two appointments – the first one to prepare the teeth and obtain the necessary records, and the second one to fit the final crowns. While the crowns are being made, temporary crowns are worn over the teeth. This lady is having crowns on her…

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Why you need a Root Canal

All teeth have three main layers: the outer enamel layer on the top of the tooth or the cementum layer on the root, the inner dentin layer and the pulp. The pulp is the innermost layer within the roots of the tooth containing the nerves and blood vessels that supply…

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Why Recall Appointments Are Important

Regular recall appointments are important to help detect problems that may exist in your mouth. This abscess which is not painful was found. If left untreated, the infection may spread causing loss of teeth.               Regular x-rays help to find problems that may not…

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Malocclusion — Class II, division I

During the development phase of the teeth and facial structures, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates, resulting in an improper bite and incorrectly positioned jaw bones. When the lower jaw is under- developed, or the upper jaw is overdeveloped, the lower jaw is positioned far back…

In: Articles Orthodontics