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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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How will a dental implant work with braces?

How will a dental implant work with braces?

Very Well: The key to implants and braces is the proper order. Move teeth first... Place implants second. Please be sure to wear your retainers for the rest of your life, as the implant and your natural teeth need to remain in the corrected position. Amazingly teeth can move 1 years after braces or 25 years after braces. Protect your orthodontic and implant investment!

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Wanted to know if i can get a dental implant while still having my braces?

Wanted to know if i can get a dental implant while still having my braces?

Discuss: discuss this with Orthodontic Specialist. Sometimes implant used as source of anchorage to facilitate tooth movement. More often, however, best to first Orthodontically create the best platform on which to do restorative treatment, ie: straighten teeth first, then place implant and fabricate crown last.

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I want braces but was looking at dental implants or veneers. What do you think is best?

I want braces but was looking at dental implants or veneers. What do you think is best?

Apples and oranges: All dental procedures have their respective indications. Implants to replace lost teeth and veneers to correct the shape, size color and to some extent position of the tooth (teeth). Orthodontics can often close the lost tooth space, give a proper bite, and if cosmetics are still a problem, it will have provided the best possible foundation for veneers. Different, but can be synergistic.

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Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?

Braces, pre-molars extracted, gap closed, is it possible to put dental implants in the old gap if needed?

Depends: Premolar or bicuspid extractions are usually performed in conjunction with orthodontic therapy when there is insufficient space for proper alignment of the teeth. The orthodontist uses the spaces created by the extractions to move teeth into those spaces. If the space created by the extraction is not completely utilized and there is adequate space, an implant can sometimes be placed.

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What can I expect with a dental bone reconstruction? I will be going in for some dental implants soon, but there is not enough bone for them, so first i will need bone reconstruction. I've read that artifical bone substitutes are used that new bone then s

What can I expect with a dental bone reconstruction? I will be going in for some dental implants soon, but there is not enough bone for them, so first i will need bone reconstruction. I've read that artifical bone substitutes are used that new bone then s

Bone augmentation: And regeneration techniques are routine these days and very predictable. It sound far scarier than it is. You need a good bony platform to ensure the success of the implants. Hope this helps and thanks for the question.

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How successful are dental implants?

How successful are dental implants?

Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%.

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What is the cost of dental implants?

What is the cost of dental implants?

Wide range: You can see by the previous answers that a wide range of costs exists. Lowest cost not the best idea. Quality counts.

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What is it like to get dental implants?

What is it like to get dental implants?

Very Routine: Having dental implant treatment is a very routine procedure today. The techniques and instruments have made undergoing dental implant surgery very safe, comfortable, and predictable. You will be numb during the procedure, and it only takes a few minutes to actually place the implant by an experienced surgeon. You may feel some vibration or pressure, but no discomfort at all. Keep smiling !

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Could you tell me what are dental implants?

Could you tell me what are dental implants?

See below: A dental implant is an artificial root like structure that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

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I am getting dental implants. What to expect?

Many positive things: When implants are done properly, ...Meaning thoroughly planned using all diagnostic and planning tools such as ct scan and models with collaboration of a surgeon (periodontist or oral surgeon) ; your experienced general dentist, or prosthodontist, then you can expect things to go very smooth ; predictable. The implant success is mainly related to how carefully every thing is pre-planned.

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I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

I'm wondering what is the process for dental implants?

3 major steps: 1. An individualized treatment plan. 2. The tooth root implant surgery. 3. Final restoration (crown).

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What is dental implant?

What is dental implant?

Tooth root replaced: A dental implant is a titanium screw that is implanted in your jaw bone to replace a missing tooth root. Then you can anchor a new tooth to it. It usually takes 3-6 months to fully integrate in to bone. Have a blessed day!!

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What is the pros and corn of dental implant?

What is the pros and corn of dental implant?

Appearance/cost: Dental implants give an excellent result in appearance. They can look very similar to your original tooth. Also they do not require any special care like a bridge or false teeth may require. The drawback has to do with cost which is quite high and the time it takes to do an effective implant. If you get an implant make sure that you see a dentist that does implants regularly.

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Seniors with dental implants, what to expect?

Seniors implants: Dental implants today is a common tooth replacement option. Contraindications to placing dental implants up to 17-18 years. But the advanced age does not create any problem if the patient's general condition is good. You can expect 10% senior citizen discount and a great outcome.

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Can you get an infection from dental implants?

Can you get an infection from dental implants?

Not exactly, but....: An infection can occur with implant surgery, but the implants themselves do not cause infection. This is caused by bacteria. foreign body, necrotic tissue, etc. at the time of surgery or after the surgery before complete tissue healing. You may get something in the wound site, or otherwise contaminate it, as you could with any surgery. Implant surgery is predictably safe and successful.

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How much bone do you need for dental implants?

5 to 8 mm: You need a minimum of 8 mm in length and 5 mm is width to place an implant. But there are many other fractures that come into play. Please talk to your dentist.

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more