Why You Should Straighten Teeth Before Getting Implants

So, you’ve decided to do veneers, right? Why would you straighten your teeth if you’re just going to do veneers anyway?

I’m Dr. Grey Kanter here with Kantor Dental Group Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology. As I said, why would you straighten your teeth? If you’re already going to file your teeth down a little bit for the veneers. Why straight your teeth beforehand and take all that time? Well, I think there’s a very good reason. That reason being, you can file down your teeth less and get a better aesthetic result.

Let’s take this case as a good example. On this one, it’s more of an extreme example, this tooth over here is scooted. The small lateral tooth is scooted over to the right. So, or the patients right. Right here you see is a big gap on this side and a small gap on, or no gap on the other. So, I’m going to have to file down this side a lot and not file down that side at all. While on the other side here the opposite is true. This side has a small gap and the backside has a big gap. So, I’m going to be filing down and making the teeth much smaller than necessary. If this little tooth was in the middle, straightened by orthodontics, then I’d have an equal gap on either side, and I may not have to reduce that tooth at all. So, it’s a very nice thing to do to not have to bring, bring a burr (a small drill bit) into the equation. I’d rather use the burr as little as possible.

Let’s take another example. Same thing but opposite, right? Small space, big space. Now this accounts in all situations, not just these extreme examples where the tooth is on one side. If the tooth is just a little bit to one side all those little inconsistencies, they create worse aesthetics and possible food impaction.

Not to say that we can’t make this very nice aesthetics. Is just better for your teeth to have one, less filed down and two, a more even spacing to reduce food inspection.

So, if you have any more questions about this definitely give us a call at Kantor Dental Group. Otherwise, please click like down below and if you have any comments please let us know because I’d love to answer him. I’m Dr. Grey Kantor here at Kantor Dental Group Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology.

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