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Crowding and Spacing Management in Prosthodontics

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Front Desk
Crowding and Spacing Management in ProsthodonticsCrowding of teeth refers to having too many teeth in a given area. It can be caused by several factors, including genetics, orthodontic treatment history, trauma or injury and improper oral hygiene. On the other hand, teeth spacing is when too much space is left between the teeth. It can be caused by missing teeth, abnormal tissue growth, protracted teeth, and gum diseases. These two disorders need a specialized dentist to be corrected. Prosthodontists are skilled dentists who can successfully fix these problems.

How is Teeth Crowding Corrected in Prosthodontics?

In mild cases where only one or two teeth are affected by tooth crowding, simple orthodontic treatments may be enough to correct the problem. This involves using braces and other devices to help your teeth move into the proper position without required surgery or extractions. In more severe cases of tooth crowding, surgery may be needed to remove some of your teeth and replace them with implants or bridges so that your remaining teeth have enough room to fit comfortably together.

How is Teeth Spacing Corrected in Prosthodontics?

Dentists use various methods for filling spaces between teeth. For instance, inlays and Onlays are used to fill spaces between teeth. Also, porcelain veneers are used to restore worn-out and discolored teeth. Dental implants are also used for restoring missing teeth and creating a more natural look.

Why is Crowding and Spacing Management Important?

Crowding and spacing management is bringing teeth together to improve a patient's smile. This practice highly contributes to your dental health in many ways. For instance, it enhances easy brushing, prevents misaligned bites, prevents injury to jawbones, prevents gum disorders, enhances chewing, prevents tooth decay, and builds facial impression. Therefore, patients with such faults should visit a prosthodontist for assistance.
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