Missing #5 tooth for over 10 years, gap closed, assymetry in the face; what should I do?
Doctor Answers 3
Implant and possible bone grafting
Your first and most desirable option is to indeed recreate the space orthodontically, if possible. Given the time period there is a possibility the adjacent teeth have moved also and it may be more difficult to treat but if possible it is far and away your best option. After the orthodontics an implant can be placed. It may also require some bone grafting. This would greatly improve your smile and stabilize your bite. As for the nasolabial fold prominence a simple and effective solution could be using some filler (Juvaderm) to fill in the crease and thus improve the symmetry.
Hi there, thank you for your question. I see that you have a concerned with the shifting of your teeth and facial asymmetry. This normally could be easily corrected with orthodontic treatment. I would suggest you visit an orthodontist to see your options about opening the space and having the teeth aligned. Opening the space will allow for a placement of a dental implant and thus correcting your facial asymmetry. Good luck!
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