Treatment of hypodontia
"Hypodontics" is a technical term used in dentistry and refers to the missing attachment or non-attachment of one or more permanent teeth. The congenital anomaly of the dentition is usually hereditary or the result of a developmental disorder, whereby in most cases incisors and wisdom teeth are affected.
The absence of teeth can be diagnosed with simple x-rays. If hypodontia is left untreated, it can lead to severe malpositioning of the jaw and can also cause symptoms such as severe head and neck pain, as well as impair speech and food intake.
The therapy is adapted to the missing teeth. Orthodontic, oral surgery, prosthetic and implantological measures can be used to compensate for the missing teeth. The exact planning of the treatment steps depends on the individual situation of the teeth.
If you suffer from hypodontia, we would be happy to advise you in our dental practice in the centre of Munich on the possibilities in your individual case. Make an appointment now!
Treatment of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH)
The so-called molar incisive hypomineralisation, MIH for short, is a developmental disease of the tooth substance in which the teeth have a yellowish to brownish colouring, and often occurs in children of milk tooth age. The so-called chalk teeth are very sensitive when consuming hot and cold food and drinks, susceptible to caries, not aesthetic and therefore often a psychological burden.
If the affected teeth still exist without any loss of tooth structure, the dentist provides regular caries prophylaxis. With the help of highly concentrated fluoride varnishes and a so-called fissure sealant, the tooth can be protected in the long term. If the hard tooth substance has already been attacked, we recommend a filling or crown, depending on the stage of the defect. In particularly severe cases, the MIH tooth can be extracted with subsequent orthodontic treatment.
Treatment of dental enamel disorders
Amelogenesis imperfecta is a dental disease in which the tooth enamel is not properly formed due to genetic conditions. Affected people therefore usually have small, yellowish to brownish teeth, which are very sensitive and susceptible. The treatment is determined individually depending on the severity of the disease and the general oral situation. One therapy option, for example, is to place a dental crown to protect the tooth. Often orthodontic treatment is also recommended to move the teeth into a suitable position for restorations and keep them there.
In our dental practice Seehofer we offer our patients a holistic treatment, as we combine all important areas of dentistry under one roof, including the combination of orthodontics and implantology.
Dentogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disease in which the formation of the inner tooth substance, the so-called dentin, is disturbed. The disease already occurs in the milk teeth and results in the enamel being worn away very quickly by rubbing, e.g. eating. The teeth are therefore particularly sensitive and susceptible to caries. The wear and tear of the teeth can be minimized by means of fillings and crowns. In addition, regular tooth cleaning and check-ups are essential in order to be able to treat changes and deterioration in the early stages.