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queen of the bah-caramels
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Dm has an upper palate of around 7 teeth. She has had this for at least 30 years I am aware of.

Her bottom teeth have grown into an inverted V shape.

She told DD's that this was due to the false teeth being of lesser strength than than her natural one. This led to her real teeth out growing thier natural height.

I always thought that teeth stopped growing after a certain age.

If she is correct why would her teeth grow in an inverted V shape and not show a regular height differental??

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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Teeth stop growing until they meet resistance. A tooth that is missing its lower mate will continue to grow.

Does she wear her upper partial all of the time? Irregular wear can contribute, as well.

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Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Teeth stop growing until they meet resistance. A tooth that is missing its lower mate will continue to grow.

Does she wear her upper partial all of the time? Irregular wear can contribute, as well.

AFAIK she wears them 08.00 to appox 23.00 .

I'm just freaked out by the V shape of her lower teeth..

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It's called an over-eruption. Quite common in patients who have extractions and don't have a bridge, denture or implant for replacement.

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In many cases a dentist can take care of over-erupted teeth by grinding the tops lightly, to help match their lengths to the other teeth.

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