The tiger tooth is also known as the canine tooth, that is, the two single-pointed teeth of the upper jaw, which protrude beyond the dental arch. Because the crown is large and the root is long, it is sharp and can play the role of shredding food when chewing. Usually at the age of twelve or three, it is like a tiger's mouth, so it is called "tiger".
Tiger teeth are actually a deformed tooth, which is often formed for three reasons:
1. The maxillary double-toothed teeth erupted earlier than the canines. Therefore, when the double-pointed teeth erupted, the position of the canines was occupied, and the fangs that were erupted later were squeezed to a position other than the arch teeth to form a tiger tooth.
2, the retention of the deciduous teeth failed to be removed in time, so that the eruption of the upper canine was blocked, and the fangs were erupted to the labial side to form a tiger tooth.
3, the dysplasia of the maxilla leads to the lack of position of the teeth when the teeth are arranged, so that the teeth are dislocated and form tiger teeth.
Under normal circumstances, doctors will recommend keeping the tiger teeth as much as possible. Because the tiger tooth acts as an independent human organ, it also has its unique role. Random removal of the tiger's teeth may also cause food to remain in the gap, increasing the risk of dental caries. In addition, after the tiger teeth are pulled out, there will be collapse on the corners of the face, the nasolabial folds will deepen, and the fullness of the face will be reduced, showing an old state, thus affecting the beauty of the entire face. Therefore, we must be cautious when considering the issue of tiger teeth.
If it is really annoying tiger teeth, then it is necessary to "square" it. The most common ones are orthodontic and porcelain crown restorations, which can return the tiger teeth to their normal position and solve the problem of tiger tooth deformity. In general, orthodontic treatment time will be relatively long, but orthodontics is the least harmful to the teeth, the best way to treat. The specific method depends on the condition of the teeth.xx