What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an artificial root that is anchored into the jawbone to create a resistant and durable anchorage used to support a dental prosthesis that replaces one or several teeth. The dental implant serves as an intermediary between the jawbone and the dental prosthesis. As a shock absorber, […]
Dental anatomy notation
Connaissez-vous vos dents? Apprenez l’anatomie dentaire et la nomenclature utilisée pour les décrire. Ainsi, vous comprendrez dorénavant tout ce que votre dentiste, orthodontiste et leur personnel dentaire se disent!
Missing lateral incisors – anodontia
L’absence congénitale ou anodontie des latérales permanentes supérieures affecte ± 2% de la population. Plusieurs options orthodontiques et prothétiques existent pour corriger ce problème.
Early and late dental eruption
Examples of dentition with chronological eruption anomalies Late eruption Find the anomaly! This 22-year-old young man has his wisdom teeth in the mouth… but not the upper canines that do not have enough space and are blocked by the temporary canines that should have been extracted more than 10 years ago. The permanent canines […]
Les parents s’inquiètent souvent si leur enfant ne semble pas avoir un développement dentaire normal. Il existe des variations affectant la pousse des dents primaires et définitives ainsi que la chute des dents primaires. Doit-on s’inquiéter devant un retard d’éruption ou une dentition précoce?
Eruption and shedding of primary teeth
The human dentition comprises 20 deciduous or baby teeth and a maximum of 32 permanent teeth. The eruption of the teeht into the oral cavity shows great variation but follows a general pattern.
Wisdom teeth – Myths and realities
Should they be removed? When and why? Wisdom teeth or third molars are the teeth furthest away in the dental arches and they are usually the last ones to erupt… if they ever come out! For their eruption to occur normally, there must be sufficient growth at the back of the jaws to accommodate these […]
Impacted and ectopic canines
Why a section solely on impacted canines? – Because canines have a specific and unique role in the mouth and dentition and they are often affected by severe eruption problems. – Because their behavior is hard to predict; they behave sometimes like a “jack-in-the-box”; we never know when and how they will come out! – […]