Impacted tooth is a tooth that is completely or partially unerupted and is blocked from other tooth, bone or soft tissue so that its eruption is unlikely.
The gradual evolutionary reduction of human jaws has resulted in jaws are too small to accommodate their teeth. The third molar (wisdom tooth) is the last tooth to erupt and so it may likely become either impacted or displaced if there is inadequate space for it within the dental arch.
Fracture teeth can be caused by untreated dental caries, dental trauma, heavy restored tooth. There are various option to solve this problem such as extraction followed by denture/ implant/ fixed bridge or root canal treated followed by crown placement.
A 35 years old male patient visited our dental clinic to seek treatment for his badly broken tooth(tooth 11). Pt claimed previously had trauma on his front tooth causing the tooth fracture few years back but asymptomatic. Today he visited us and wish for an extraction for his badly broken front tooth. Read more
Missing upper front teeth or spacing among teeth is a very common aesthetic complaint of patient. It can be caused by extracted teeth, abnormal tooth shape, high frenum attachment or periodontal disease which leads to unsatisfactory look and lack of confidence. There are various options to solve such cases depending on cause of problems such as implant or bridge for extracted teeth, veneer or crowns for abnormal shaped teeth or orthodontic treatment for generalised spacing.
Dental caries is one of the most common reason that causes oral pain in our population.However , as people are more self conscious nowadays, they start to realize that dental caries not only affect the functional habits but also their smile.
A person with carious upper anterior teeth will be easily noticeable when he/she talk and smile. This affect the patient’s self esteem and self confidence.Thanks to the modern composite filling material that today we can give back the confident smile to the patient. With advancement in dental technology, properties of dental composite material has highly improved. Not only they have better strengh and easier manipulation but they also provide better aesthetic that can give us natural look.
Below is a patient came to our clinic and request for filling of her upper anterior teeth. Upon examination, caries noted at Mesial surface of Upper Right Lateral Incisor (Tooth #12), Mesial surface of Upper Right Central Incisor (Tooth #11), Mesial and Distal surface of Upper Left Central Incisor (Tooth # 21), Mesial surface of Upper Left Central Incisor (Tooth #22). A simple composite restoration was done for her under local anaesthesia.