Dental Treatment for Over Retained Deciduous Tooth
Hopelessly retained deciduous teeth without permanent successors, pose a restorative
challenge for dentists and patients alike. Compromised dental esthetics, shifting
of adjacent teeth, altered occlusion and super eruption of teeth are some of the
dental problems faced.
In these patients, the milk tooth never exfoliates, causing discrepancies in shape
& form of teeth. This can be easily corrected using tooth colored (composite) material
in a single sitting.
Dental treatment planning for replacement of a hopeless retained deciduous tooth
involves a periodontal evaluation, the status of the adjacent teeth, radiographic
evaluation (sometimes including a CT scan), diagnostic study models, medical history,
evaluation of prosthetic options, orthodontic evaluation, and assessment of the
type of provisional restoration that will be required. All this is expertly handled
by the dentists at Smiles Forever dental clinic.