There are a variety of oral and dental abnormalities that may arise as a result of genetics. Below are some common congenital dental disorders:
Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
A cleft lip or palate refers to an incomplete fusion of the lip or of the roof of the mouth. This can lead to a small gap in the lips or a small gap in the roof of the mouth leading into the nasal cavity. Modern dental technique and technology can effectively correct this problem.
Anodontia or Hypodontia
Anodontia and hypodontia refer to when one or more permanent teeth fails to develop. Many dentists recommend dentures or implants in order to help their patients with this disorder achieve a complete, beautiful smile.
Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can be caused by overcrowded teeth, missing teeth, or a misaligned jaw. Many times, malocclusion can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ) and can be painful. Orthodontics and oral surgery are frequently used to correct malocclusion and restore function and beauty to the smile!
Gum disease has a variety of factors that can lead to its development, including genetic factors. While dental hygiene is the most important determinant, genetic factors can also play an important role. Visit with Dr. Marilyn Amaral during your next appointment at our office to learn how to prevent gum disease.
At Foreversmile Dentistry, we want to help you optimize your oral health so that you can enjoy a functional, beautiful smile for years to come. If you suffer from a genetic dental deformity in Miami, Florida, please give our office a call to schedule an appointment with our caring dentist. We look forward to meeting you!