When you smile, you're showing off the enamel covering and protecting your teeth. But did you know that enamel stops at the root level and a protective substance called cementum takes over? And when the cementum of one tooth cements with the cementum of another tooth, concrescence occurs.
That phenomenon means the two teeth are connected at the roots, which is pretty unusual. Even more uncommon, sometimes the next tooth layer, dentin, fuses with another's tooth's dentin at the root level.
If you experience concrescence, you probably don't know it, as it can go undetected if the teeth appear normal. We'll let you know how concrescent teeth form, how to diagnose them, and what's involved during dental treatments if you have them.