Are veneers the right choice for my specific case? Missing tooth (Photo)
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#Veneers are an option after ortho #DroftTouch
The first step would be to reopen the space where you are missing a lateral incisor and correct the alignment. Following this, a dental implant or bridge would be recommended to replace the missing tooth. Consider veneers after orthodontic treatment to give you the most esthetic result. I would recommend consulting with an experienced cosmetic dentist to determine your options. Always look at before and after photos when selecting your dentist. They will give you a pretty good indication about what you can expect. Good luck and I hope this info helps you. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO Area (O'Fallon, IL)
Ortho needs to reverse course
I highly recommend that you discuss orthodontically opening the #7 space back up to regain the proper symmetry. After this has been reestablished, You can have a carefully sought Cosmetic Dentist restore the space with an implant crown or a conservative bonded porcelain Veneer bridge on 6, 7, 8 and additional porcelain veneers on# 5, 9 , 10,11 and 12.
Sorry if this is confusing, but it can be accomplished by someone who is highly experienced in Esthetic Smile Design.
I hope this has been helpful. Don't be discouraged. You will have a beautiful smile with careful planning and execution of that plan.
Douglas Jopling, DDSDallas, Texas area
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I still see some important function problems on your bite. You bite must be completely corrected before considering veneer, or the wrong contact point between upper and low teeth might break then. If the space of the missing tooth was completely closed with braces it doesn't matter, but if the space of that tooth is being kept you will probably need implant and crown.