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Braces And Dental Implants: Can You Have Them Both?

Popularity Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are increasingly becoming popular in cosmetic dentistry Barrie. They are an effective way for a Barrie dentist to replace your missing tooth. A number of people who need to replace their teeth happen to either be using braces or end up with the need for braces at a point due to misalignment or improper spacing. Realigning of crooked or misplaced teeth is commonly corrected using braces.


Why Braces

Braces are made of four parts with the main being brackets and the arch wire. The brackets are attached to each tooth and then the arch wire goes round each tooth and places pressure on them. The pressure is exerted on the brackets which in turn place the teeth in constant pressure and with time the teeth move into desired position. This is achieved through a process called bone remodeling which makes the bone stronger moving to fill a gap left by the pulling of the teeth and holding the teeth in their new position.


Can You Have Both?

The challenge and what most people fear is whether it is safe to do this with dental implants. Most practitioners of aesthetic dentistry Barrie recommend getting the teeth straightened first before getting dental implants. This is because, dental implants are permanently fixed in the jawbone and thus not susceptible to movements like ordinary teeth. Thus your dentist Barrie will recommend getting the teeth straightened up first. However, there are certain exceptions where it is possible to get dental implants done before straightening the teeth.


What You Need To Know

In the first exception, you can have straightening of teeth happening if the teeth involved are not in the same position or are opposite the dental implants. This means the dental implants will not be interfering with the pulling of the teeth by the braces.


Another instance is when the dental implant is used as an anchor upon which the other teeth can be straightened in the desired direction. This makes use of the strength of the dental implants to place pressure on the crooked teeth.

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Consult Your Dentist

Whatever the cause of action, it is important that you consult with a dentist or an experienced orthodontist. Get through all the required sessions and do as advised. In a usual case where the braces are placed before the tooth plant.


Six steps are usually followed:


Evaluation of Teeth & Extraction of Any That Cannot Be Saved

The teeth are inspected to determine level of decay and those that are adversely affected are removed in preparation for implants later.


Inspection of Gums

The health of your gums has to be known as braces can worsen the condition of a diseased gum and lead to bone loss.


Repair & Restoration of Any Damaged Teeth


The dentist could use fillings or bonding to repair the remaining damaged teeth in preparation for straightening.


Teeth Straightening With Braces

This is done and usually takes a couple of months to notice the effects and may go from 8-12 months.


  • Placement of dental implants
  • Allowing implants to heal and placement of permanent crowns
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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
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15:28 31 May 18
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