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What Causes Missing Lateral Incisors


Posted on 6/15/2024 by Palo Alto Oral Health
Dentist and assistant performing a dental bonding procedure on a female patient.When lateral incisors are missing, the exact reason for this condition can vary from person to person. The following are some of the most common reasons for the lack of lateral incisors:



Genetic Factors



Congenital tooth anomalies can be attributed to genetic factors in certain individuals. It may be a part of your genetic makeup. If a family member has experienced the same situation, then it is said to be hereditary.



Developmental Issues



Tooth bud production can be disrupted during the dental developing phase, which is responsible for developmental issues. There is a possibility that this will result in the absence of lateral incisors. This may result from genetic alterations or any other factor that affects the development of teeth in their early stages.



Environmental Factors



Dental anomalies can be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to certain medicines, poisons, or illnesses during pregnancy. Among the dental anomalies is missing teeth. Influences from the environment have the potential to disrupt the natural process of tooth formation in the fetus.



Medical Conditions



The absence of incisors may be related to various medical illnesses, syndromes, or abnormalities. Conditions such as cleft lip and palate and ectodermal dysplasia are examples of such conditions.



Trauma or Damage



Trauma or damage to the mouth or jaw that occurs during early childhood or adolescence can impact the development of teeth. This can lead to the lack of lateral incisors.



Dental Anomalies



There are some circumstances in which individuals can have variances in the number of teeth and their position. These are known as dental anomalies, which can include the absence of lateral incisors.



Schedule an Appointment



Are you delaying the replacement of lost lateral incisors because you believe it is merely a matter of worry from a cosmetic standpoint? It is important to know that this condition can bring about additional health concerns, including gum disease, jaw pain, trouble with speaking, and digestive disorders.

The most practical solution is getting a dental implant procedure done. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment today by calling us at (650) 321-9693.

Thank you for trusting us with your oral health. Give us a call at (650) 321-9693 .



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