Why You Should Straighten Teeth Before Getting Veneers

Hello there. So, you’re doing an implant right? Why straighten your teeth beforehand?

I’m Dr. Grey Kantor here with Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California, Aesthetic dentistry and implantology. The reason to do Orthodontics before you do an implant is so that you can, one reduces the chance of getting food caught between your teeth and two, put that implant in the perfect location that lines up with your tooth.

What I mean by that is, you can never move an implant once it’s placed. Teeth can move, as you know with orthodontics, implants can never ever move again. So, if you want to put that implant in the right place the first time, you need the teeth to be in the right place in the first place.

For example. We have right here, a tilted tooth, right? And this is actually pretty often, this seems very tilted, but it’s actually quite normal. When there’s been a missing tooth here, like a molar missing for a while, the back to full tilt forward. How do we fix that you might say? Well, we upright this tooth. And put the implants in.

The reason this becomes a problem is, you can see here right underneath here, there’s likely going to be a food trap when you put an implant crown right here. You’re not going to have a very big area under here to catch food. And that can be very annoying. What we like to do, here at Kantor Dental Group, is upright the back tooth, straighten out any teeth around it to reduce the chance of food impaction. Food impaction is common with implants, but we do everything in our power to reduce it.

Again I’m Dr. Grey Kantor here with Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California. Please click like down below and please subscribe.

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