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Braces With Missing Teeth
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Teamwork: Treatment like this is certainly possible, but it does require teamwork. At the very least, this involves you, your dentist, and your orthodontist. This may also require other specialists as well, but invisalign can certainly be used on patients with missingmteeth and crowns.See 6 more doctor answers
Can I still get braces if I have missing teeth? I'm an adult who would like to get braces, but I'm also missing a few teeth in the back of my mouth. Will that affect my ability to wear braces of any sort? .
As: As dr. Mcleod advised, you can still get braces even if you have some missing teeth. The question is: do you have spacing between your front teeth or are your teeth crowded? If you have spacing, it may be due to a collapsed bite secondary to a loss of vertical dimension. In other words, by loosing the support of your back teeth, your mouth may be "over closing" and your lower teeth are exerting outward pressure on your upper teeth, causing the spacing. Unable to exactly see if this is your problem, have the dentist who will treat you evaluate you for replacement of your molars. This can be done with either a fixed or removable prosthesis. By re-establishing the pillars of support in the posterior, you will help prevent further collapse of your bite, and will allow for orthodontic success.See 5 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on how many missing teeth and where they are missing. I would suggest that you have a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist to get an indication of the possibilities or lack there of. There may be a way of replacing those missing teeth once all the teeth are aligned into a typical pattern. Again see your dentist for more information.See 2 more doctor answers
Team effort: For best results probably need an orthodontic specialist to move teeth into the best relationships in which to do restorative treatment, and a restorative dentist to reshape teeth if spaces closed, or replace missing teeth if spaces opened. The orthodontist and the restorative dentist, working together, can arrive at the treatment plan that best resolves your problem.See 1 more doctor answer
YES: Braces can definitely be successful if you are missing one- or several- teeth.
Yes: Usually you can. It may even be helpful.See 1 more doctor answer
Consult first: All my colleagues gave you great answers. Step #1 is to see a dentist (or even a few) for a consultation. After having a complete and thorough dental examination and a full series of x-rays, your dentist (s) can discuss what restorative options are available and best for your specific circumstances. Then you can decide which one fits your needs and budget.See 6 more doctor answers
I have missing teeth in front that I think are the canines. Also the front tooth is half broken & I have lots of gaps in my teeth. I'm only 18, should I get braces or a bridge?
Consult in order: We can't give you a simple answer with this type of forum. You have multiple dental problems and this requires you to see a dentist for a consultation. First, you will need a complete and thorough exam and x-rays. Your basic dentistry, namely repairing all your decayed teeth and getting your gums healthy would be step #2. Then your dentist can discuss your treatment options with you.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Numerous options exist. The best options depends upon your desires, the condition of your existing teeth, and the location of the missing teeth. Fees can vary considerably with the options. I would recommend your seeing your dentist to get help in determining which option is best for you.See 7 more doctor answers
Missing teeth: Although you may have 4 missing teeth this does not necessarily mean that you will require 4 dental implants. Availability of space, bone height, bone density, economics, the type of restoration desired or selected and other factors influence the number of implants placed. Nonetheless, this should be discussed between you, your restoring dentist and surgeon.See 6 more doctor answers
Which is the best type of bridge to fix the 2 front missing teeth, the adjacent teeth are healthy./ should?
Implants: The best and often the most esthetic treatment would be dental implants, especially if the adjecent teeth are sound. If your not interested in implants, a porcelain fused to zirconia bridge would give the next best esthetics, in my opinion. That depends also on the length of the span for the missing teeth.See 5 more doctor answers
Missing teeth: A tooth which is not in your mouth.See 6 more doctor answers
See Prosthodontist: See the specialist about this. Typically you have 2 options: Removable partial denture and implant supported fixed bridge. Implant best and longest lasting, also most expensive. Prosthodontists available in your area. By Design Dental Implant Center in King Of Prussia offers complimentary consult with a 3D scan and panoramic x-ray images. Worth the trip. Good Luck.See 5 more doctor answers