When a patient has dental implants, follow-up visits are important. Many patients need to have replacement teeth for a variety of reasons. You may have gotten them because you lost several teeth due to a traumatic accident, or you may have been on medication that caused your teeth to deteriorate. Regardless of how you lost your…
Can I Have Braces If I Have a Dental Implant?
A dental implant may impact your teeth straightening options and treatment itself. You likely have a dental implant because you have had a missing tooth and chose an implant as your tooth replacement option, along with a dental restoration such as a crown. A healthy mouth is one that has a full set of straight teeth, as straight teeth are easier to clean. But can implants get in the way of your ability to wear braces?
Dental implants and braces
Finding out how a dental implant can affect your options when choosing braces is the first thing you need to do when you want straighter teeth after having one or more dental implants placed in your mouth. The fact that new dental technologies allow for different options for straightening your teeth these days means you have choices. When you already have dental work in your mouth, are you still able to have the straight teeth you want?
Can someone get braces if they have a dental implant?
While an implant benefits one’s good oral health, once dental implants are placed in the mouth, they will not move. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that not only looks like a real tooth but is also surgically inserted into the jawbone, which means it acts just like a real tooth. Unfortunately, dental implants do not move once placed in the mouth, making it tricky when the patient wants braces.
While it is ideal for someone to straighten their teeth before getting one or more dental implants placed in the mouth, someone can get braces after having dental implants placed in the mouth. In order for someone with a dental implant to be approved for braces, they must first make a dental appointment. Then, a dental professional will need to perform a mouth evaluation. If it is determined that the implant is already in a straight position, the patient will often be approved for braces even though they have one or more implants in their mouth.
If the dental professional determines that the implant is not in an ideal position, the patient may be able to get braces still. Still, it is likely that the implant or possibly just the crown will need to be replaced after the teeth straightening process has been completed.
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Already have a dental implant and want to learn more about your teeth straightening options? The first thing you need to do is contact us now to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, you will learn everything you need to know in order to make a teeth straightening option that works for you. Ready to start the process? Call us today so we can answer any questions you may have about dental implants. We are here to help you!
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