In what way is treatment for hypodontia planned ?

In the UK the treatment of hypodontia can vary widely and depends in part to the number of teeth that are missing and their position in the mouth. Another crucial factor is the shape and position of the top and bottom jaw. Other significant factors include the level of decay/cavities present in the mouth and gum disease. If there is plaque or a high level of sugar consumption then no complicated treatment can be planned or delivered until this is under control. Once this is satisfactory treatment can be planned where teeth maybe moved into positions that either close the spaces or allow for fake/artificial teeth to fill the spaces. The movement of teeth is generally provided by and orthodontist and the filling of spaces or the reshaping of crooked teeth is delivered by a restorative dentist.




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