It’s a challenge to know why your teeth aren’t touching without reviewing your dental x-rays, doing a complete exam and seeing clinical notes. There are many reasons your teeth might not be touching. One reason may be that you have fractured bottom teeth and your dentist is trying to prevent more damage by allowing space on the bottom. The other reason is that you may have a tooth that has erupted on the bottom. Another consideration is that if a tooth has been missing for a while, a dental bridge may not duplicate your original bite because the mouth changes over time. Sometimes teeth shift so this can affect contact. It’s generally important that there’s tooth contact to prevent further dental issues. If you’re questioning your recent procedure, we would recommend you get a second opinion.
This blog sponsored by Dr. Ryan Perry.