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Smile Appearance or Implant - Which to Fix?
When I was a teen I had braces. When my braces came off I needed a root canal and an implant on the teeth where the bands were. I continued to wear my retainer.
Eventually, the crown on the implant came loose. I was told the torque from the retainer damaged my implant. My orthodontist, dentist and oral surgeon didn't foresee this. I stopped wearing the retainer.
Then my front teeth needed veneers because of an accident. They cracked because my bite is shifting back to what it was before I had braces. Another retainer would damage my implant. Doing nothing will ruin my smile. What to do?
To achieve a good smile and stable bite
Retention after braces must be done to keep teeth aligned
Treatment Sequence - Veneers, Implants, and Braces
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