Lost Four Teeth to an Overbite: Will Teeth Grow Back at 18 Years Old?

now i am getting treatment for overbite treatement name is bimaxillary protusion

Doctor Answers (2)

Teeth Removed for Overbite Treatment

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Adult Human teeth do not grow back.  In most cases such as yours, tooth removal is a precursor to Orthodontic treatment.  More information about your case would be needed to help point you in the right direction.


Springfield Cosmetic Dentist

Lost 4 teeth to an overbite

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The question needs further clarification. Were 4 teeth removed by a dentist to assist in correcting the overbite? If this is the case then the teeth will not grow back . By 18 years of age, all permanent teeth have allready come into place. Also, if the teeth were extracted to help with the problem, then most likely braces are involved to help move the teeth.  I will tell you that in dentistry today, we do not like to remove teeth, well atleast most people dont. It can lead to further problems later in life such as airway issues.  It may also depend on the type of treatment you chose as to whether a tooth is extracted or not. Anyway, teeth will not grown back after a permanent tooth is extracted. 

Keith Blankenship, DDS
Jacksonville Cosmetic Dentist

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