Monday, April 28, 2014

How to replace a missing tooth? - Dr Jim Ellis, DDS - (801) 783-3490

We often get asked what to do about just one missing tooth.
Not enough teeth gone to even think about a denture.
But even one missing tooth is enough to be really annoying. 

What to do.
What to do.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Too many teeth?

So what is going on here?

Its pretty simple actually. the adult tooth has simply "missed" the baby tooth.
The idea behind losing your baby teeth is that the adult tooth is supposed to come in
right above, below, the baby tooth and push it out. 
The adult tooth then takes the place of the baby tooth.
In this instance however, the adult tooth "missed" the baby tooth.
The adult tooth came in too far towards the roof of the mouth. 

The fix is fairly simple. 
You need to have the baby tooth extracted.
The idea is that the adult tooth can then slide into the place of the 
baby tooth and all will be well.