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Fracture of a part of the tooth as a result of overloading


Parodentium is one of the most important elements in the mouth cavity. It functions as a support apparatus and is responsible for occlusal load. In fact every tooth in a person`s mouth is designed to perform its own function and stand its specific occlusal load that can differ not only in its intensity but also in its direction. Moreover, occlusal load stimulates metabolic processes in parodentium tissues. Occlusal load is not only useful for teeth. In fact, it is essentional because lack of occlusal load for a long period of time upsets the trophism (blood circulation, inflow of nutrients, and so on). So, we have pointed out that parodentium will be able to perform its functions only in case it has adequate occlusal load. On the other hand, excessive occlusal load on any group of teeth can ruin dental tissues.

Most people think that functional overloading of parodentium tissues can occur only while chewing or, to be more specific, chewing with the help of lateral teeth. In fact it is not so.

All groups of teeth are prone to such kind of overloads. Excessive occlusal load can also occur during sagittal movements of the mandible. Finally, excessive occlusal load can lead to fracture of a part of the tooth. So, as you see, not all dental problems are caused by negative factors of the environment. Sometimes natural processes taking place in the mouth cavity can be dangerous and demand serious treatment.

It is worth mentioning that there is a special branch in prosthetic dentistry that studies and develops new methods of restoration of the lost parts of teeth. Prosthetic dentistry has developed a series of methods of restoration of teeth. These methods include dental crowns, inlays, posts. These are the aesthetic methods of restoration of teeth. They are used to restore the natural outlook of teeth. This type of restoration is usually required after various traumas that cause dental fracture. Crowns of frontal teeth are more prone to all kinds of fractures and splits. There are different types of fractures: fractures of dental enamel, fractures of dental enamel and dentine, those affecting pulp tissues, and even dental fractures. The main task of any dentist is not only to restore the aesthetic outlook of the tooth. Functional characteristics of the tooth are as important and they have to be preserved even after a fracture. Eventually all people are prone to fractures of teeth. The main thing here is to turn to a reliable dentist and to do it in time.

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