|How Irregularly Spaced Teeth Are at Risk for Breaking
Irregularly shaped, gapped, and misaligned teeth are very common. In some cases, a little gap in your teeth lends charm to your personality. However, in cases where teeth have moderate to severe irregularity, it can result in certain oral health issues. Particularly, teeth that are severely crooked or misaligned may weaken over time and become more vulnerable to breakage.
How Irregularly Spaced Teeth Are More At Risk of Breakage
In many cases, irregularly shaped teeth can affect the function, health, and esthetics of your mouth. Some health issues that are caused by irregularly shaped teeth include:
If you have misaligned teeth and irregularly spaced teeth, they may be difficult to clean. You may not be able to clean in the nook and crannies of your teeth which can lead to the accumulation of plaque. If left untreated, this can lead to the inflammation of gums, which over time can damage not just your gums but also your teeth and surrounding bone structure. As a result, your teeth will become weak and may eventually fall out.
Excessive Wear and Tear
Irregular spacing can age your teeth and gums because it increases the wear and tear of your teeth. Chewing and biting with these teeth cause more strain on the jaw and on the teeth, which can wear down and shorten your teeth as well as result in temporomandibular joint disorders. If you do not get treatment for irregularly spaced teeth, your enamel may be unable to remineralize and your teeth will become prone to chipping, fracture, and decay.
If you have lost a few teeth, they will leave behind gaps that will shift your remaining teeth out of alignment. Even though your teeth may be naturally straight, when they shift out of position, they will often become crooked. As a result, they will become difficult to clean and fall prey to plaque.
Increased Risk of Injury
Irregularly spaced teeth may also protrude out of your mouth, leaving them more at risk of injury. If you are involved in an accident, like falling on your face or getting hit by an object on your face, these teeth will be the ones to bear the brunt of the force and will likely crack.
The Best Treatment for Irregularly Spaced Teeth
If you have lost a few teeth and have gaps in your mouth, the best and most effective treatment for you is to get dental implants to fill the empty spaces. It can take up to a year to get dental implants; however, it is worth the time and cost.
Dental implants can offer a lot of benefits to your teeth. These include:
At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our professionals can recommend your dental implant treatments, including single-tooth implants, multiple-tooth implants, and implant-supported bridges.
Schedule a consultation with us and we will diagnose the health of your teeth and prescribe the appropriate treatment option for you. Call us at 304-345-1092 today.