Sometimes a baby tooth simply isn’t ready to be replaced. When the permanent tooth tries to push it out, it just won’t go, so the permanent tooth comes in right behind the primary one. When this happens the teeth will appear as a row of two, sometimes called “shark teeth.”
Children’s dentist Chesterfield expect to run into this problem in a certain percentage of their patients. In most cases, the baby tooth will eventually fall out on it’s own. If not, your children’s dentist Chesterfield professional may remove the baby tooth, and let the permanent tooth move into place.