When a budding tooth is out of place, it can become impacted. This means that it may not break through the gum tissue as it grows. It’s an issue that can also come from losing baby teeth too early or tooth crowding. Becoming impacted is most common in wisdom teeth, but it can happen in others as well.
We usually correct this problem by gradually exposing the impacted tooth during a series of visits where we can guide it into the right position. Depending on the situation, it can also be cause for a minor procedure from an oral surgeon. No matter the solution, we make sure that impacted teeth cause as little damage and unwanted effects as possible.
Missing teeth can be a result of trauma, poor development or heredity. Braces or aligners can close the space left by the missing tooth and bridges or dental implants can replace it, improving both how your teeth work and how they appear.