How Irregularly Spaced Teeth Are at Risk for Breaking
Your teeth are an essential feature in your mouth, responsible for numerous daily tasks. They are the strongest substance in the human body, even stronger than your bones. However, even though they are strong, they are still susceptible to damage. A major factor that can increase the risk of your teeth breaking is teeth that are irregularly spaced. Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley can help.
Causes of Irregularly Spaced Teeth
Irregularly spaced teeth can be caused by some different issues.
Irregularly Spaced Teeth and Tooth Damage
While the teeth are the strongest substance in your body, they are not indestructible. When your teeth are irregularly spaced, the risk of tooth damage increases. This is because the teeth hit each other at odd angles. There is now an additional strain on the jaw, the muscles, and your teeth. This additional strain puts pressure and stress on the teeth, which can create excessive wear, as well as cause them to chip, fracture or break. When the teeth are damaged, particularly when the damage extends into the inner layers of the affected teeth, bacteria can get inside. This can then lead to a serious, and very painful, infection.
Other Effects of Irregularly Spaced Teeth
Tooth damage and breaking is not the only effect that irregularly spaced teeth have. Other effects of this issue include:
Corrected Irregularly Spaced Teeth
There are a few different treatments that can be used to correct irregularly spaced teeth. Your treatments will depend on your specific situation.
Irregularly spaced teeth need to be fixed. Not only will correcting these teeth improve the quality of your smile, but it will also improve your oral health, and aid in protecting your teeth from harm. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley today at (805) 328-2180.
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