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A 29-year-old female asked:

I would like to get braces done, however i currently have a filling on one of my front teeth and a crown on the other, they next to each other. i would like to replace the filling and the crown with a permanent solution like implant in the long run

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Treatment Planning: When a dentist examines your dentition, together with radiographs, s/he can intelligently discuss your current dental needs and future desires. Without this information, it is not feasible to advise you over the internet, other than to tell you to make an appointment with a local dentist for a consultation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
See 2 doctors: To determine your best course of treatment you should see both your General Dentist and a specialist Orthodontist. The two can work together to provide you with the most functional, esthetic, and stable result. Please seek professional recommendations before you make up your mind.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Provided original answer
Also know that an implant is a tooth-root substitute. It will require a crown to complete the treatment. And usually implants should be done after tooth movement, not before.
Jun 22, 2019

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