Exposure of Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into function.  The upper canine is the second most common tooth to become impacted following wisdom teeth. The cuspid tooth is a critical tooth in the dental arch and plays an important role in your “bite”. The cuspid teeth are very strong biting teeth and have the longest roots of any human teeth. They are designed to be the first teeth that touch when your jaws close together so they guide the rest of the teeth into the proper bite.


Exposure and Bracketing of an Impacted Cuspid