Canine Exposure

Canine exposure is a specialized dental procedure aimed at treating impacted canine teeth, which are teeth that have failed to emerge naturally into their correct position in the dental arch. We provide expert canine exposure services in Martinez and Oakland, California, to guide impacted canines into their proper place, ensuring functional and aesthetic harmony in our patients’ smiles.

Understanding Impacted Canines
The canines are crucial for biting and have a significant impact on the aesthetics of one’s smile. Impaction may occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Unusual growths blocking the tooth’s path
  • Excessive retention of baby teeth

The Canine Exposure Procedure
The process of exposing and guiding an impacted canine usually involves:

  • Initial Assessment: Comprehensive evaluation using X-rays to determine the position of the impacted tooth.
  • Surgical Exposure: A minor surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia to uncover the tooth.
  • Orthodontic Bracket Application: Once exposed, an orthodontic bracket with a small chain is attached to the tooth.
  • Guided Eruption: The chain is used to gradually pull the tooth into its correct position within the dental arch.

Benefits of Canine Exposure

  • Prevention of Dental Issues: Correcting impacted canines can prevent misalignment of teeth and related dental problems.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: Ensures a complete and harmonious smile.
  • Functional Benefits: Helps in the proper functioning of the bite.

Choose Our Office for Canine Exposure
Dr. Brandon Kang, our oral surgeon, and our team are committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for patients requiring canine exposure. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the best outcomes. If you or your child has an impacted canine, please contact us today for an appointment.

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