When all of the teeth are present in both jaws, there is stability. Teeth are not actually rigid in the mouth, but stay in place due to a complex series of pressure contacts and eruption forces. This series is broken when a tooth or teeth are lost or missing, and one of the possible effects is overeruption of the opposing teeth. Let’s take a look at how this occurs.
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