Many adults have likely heard the term dentition from your dentist. Dentition is essentially the number and arrangement of teeth in your mouth. However, if you have crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, or are missing teeth, you run the risk of poor oral hygiene, bone loss, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Our team at Chamblee Dunwoody Family Dentistry has created this guide to help you find solutions to poor dentition, and avoid the oral health concerns that it creates.


Crowded teeth and a misaligned bite are potential contributors to poor oral health. While teeth in proper dentition are more easily brushed and flossed, the bristles of a toothbrush are unable to reach nooks and crannies created by teeth located too close together. Invisalign® trays not only present a solution to crowding and minor bite misalignment, but are nearly invisible when worn. These trays will slowly shift your teeth into ideal alignment, allowing you to more easily maintain proper oral hygiene.

Singular Dental Implants

An avulsed molar or bicuspid may not seem like a dramatic loss from an aesthetic point of view, but these teeth are essential in preventing bone loss and maintaining bite function. While the loss of a premolar on the lower arch won’t always affect the appearance of the smile, but without the presence of the tooth’s root, the jaw will begin to shrink, closing the gap where the tooth was lost.

Implants are a great way to prevent the resorption of the jawbone. Not only do they help your jaw maintain its proper shape, but will allow you to retain balance in your bite. Pressure balance while during regular jaw function is essential in preventing the development of TMD.

Implant Supported Dentures

Missing all of you teeth can not only lead to difficulty when eating, speaking, and performing any other jaw function, but adds wrinkles as well. The shrunken frown that many associate with being toothless is due to extreme reabsorption and density loss in the jaw, as well as there being no teeth to support the cheek.

All-on-4® and implant supported denture solutions make it possible to avoid this look. Like singular implants, these treatments stimulate the jaw in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, not only restoring function to your smile, but preventing a sunken jaw.

Restore Your Dentition Today

If you have crowded of missing teeth and are looking to achieve proper dentition, contact Dr. Brock Westover and our team today. We are proud to provide aesthetic and functional dental solutions to patients of the Chamblee, Brookhaven, and Perimeter Center areas. 

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