Too Many Teeth! What You Need To Know About Hyperdontia (Extra Teeth)

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Hyperdontia is a rare dental condition in which a person has extra teeth growing in their mouth. Adults have 32 permanent teeth in their mount. However, a person with hyperdontia has supernumerary teeth. Just having one supernumerary tooth can classify a person as having the disorder. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with hyperdontia, you probably have several questions. Here are some important things you need to know about causes and treatments.…

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How Can A Cosmetic Dentist Correct A Chipped Premolar?

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Premolars, or bicuspids, are the helper teeth located between the sharp, grabbing canines and the flattened, grinding molars. The premolars have a flatter top like molars, but a narrower width like canines. A premolar with a significant chip can lose much of its upper surface area, limiting the tooth’s ability to assist in both grabbing and grinding any food you eat. A chipped premolar can also affect your self-confidence since the tooth is towards the front of your mouth, making it visible when you smile.…

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Compare And Contrast: Dentures, Implants, Or Both

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If you are at the point where saving some or all of your teeth is no longer a viable option, you have probably considered the use of dentures or implants. However, you may be surprised to learn that you can use both, which often provides a more secure fit for your dentures without necessarily needing as many supportive bars as you might with exclusively implants. It is important to speak to a dentist at a denture clinic about accessing the appropriate dentures, as you may need to work with both that dentist and another specialist if you elect implant-supported dentures.…

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