Can my natural teeth be used as dental implants or crowns? (photos)
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Artificial Enamel or an Orthodontic Appliance
You have a great smile with the exception of the central incisor on your left side. The incisor sits too far back towards your soft palate, which could be the reason that your speech is affected. Your incisor should be moved with an orthodontic appliance such as a retainer or an alternative to metal wires and brackets, Invisalign® is an alternative to conventional braces and is less invasive. Invisalign® is a system that uses several sets of clear plastic aligners, much like tooth whitening trays, to gradually move your teeth into position. Depending on your treatment plan, you could have your new smile in as little as 12 months.Having the tooth bonded would create a thick and bulky tooth that may or may not improve your speech. My advice would be to see an orthodontist or a dentist who has orthodontic appliance training. He or she will be able to determine what type of oral appliance would be best for your needs. Best of luck with your cosmetic dentistry treatments and please post your after picture!
Use simple orthodontic therapy
Orthodontics can also address the lower crowding. I hope this has been helpful.
Douglas Jopling, DDS
Dallas, TX area
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