At Dr. C Orthodontics, you can count on our team working to optimize your smile results. For some patients, this means the combination of quality orthodontics and restorative dentistry treatments to ensure quality outcomes that last - especially in the case of dental implants. We have the ability to use orthodontics to set a strong foundation for dental implants, make room for a new dental implant, and more!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are known as a long-lasting tooth replacement solution for patients who have suffered tooth loss from oral injury, decay, and more. Using a titanium post that is implanted directly into the jaw, dental implants are then topped with a luminous dental crown to complete the restoration. At Dr. C's office, our dental implants are known to function and feel just like your natural teeth!
Dental implants are known to improve patients' oral health, smile appearance, chewing ability, and overall comfort. Because implants are permanent restorations, patients can feel confident knowing their smile improvements and function will last.
Supporting Dental Implants with Braces
Patients can have both dental implants and braces. If you think your smile may require both restorative and orthodontic treatment, Dr. Bean and his team will work with you to determine the best treatment route!
Orthodontic treatment will ideally be completed before dental implant placement, as they can help support the proper placement of new implants. The optimal timing of your procedures will depend on the teeth surrounding your dental implant, and their need for braces or treatment!
In other cases, a dental implant can help set the foundation for braces. Depending on the positioning of the implant within the mouth, it can act as an anchor for your new braces. Implants may also be suggested for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. Because dental implants are placed for permanence and will not move after placement, braces will have to be placed around the implant.
While orthodontic treatment is typically recommended before the implant procedure, there is no one perfect solution that fits every patient. During your consultation, our team will carefully examine your teeth and smile to determine the best treatment plan for your oral health needs.
Are Braces Possible with Missing Teeth?
Many of our Spokane Valley, WA orthodontic patients ask if it's possible to begin braces treatment with missing teeth. Our team offers an array of solutions to make this possible!
For teeth that have small to mild gaps, braces can help close the gap between missing teeth rather than choose a dental implant. This treatment option is often found to be a budget-friendly, time-efficient alternative.
If the gaps, spaces or crowding in the teeth are more severe, our team will be more likely to recommend orthodontics before placing dental implants. Using metal braces, ceramic braces, InBrace® hidden braces or Invisalign®, our orthodontic team can correct concerns related to alignment, bite function, or smile appearance before your dental implants are placed, ensuring your orthodontic treatment will set a proper foundation for your new restorative implants!
Learn More About Dental Implants & Braces in Spokane Valley, WA
Dr. Bean and his team are committed to delivering customized treatment plans that are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. To learn more about permanent dental implants, our selection of braces options, and how these services can be combined to achieve your best smile, schedule a consultation today!