Need implant but I have no space for it

by Maria

I lost a tooth on my lower left side many years ago. I consulted with a dentist and he said the tooth had moved throughout these years and they cannot fit an implant in the space left because it is to small. What options do I have?

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No space
by: Sharon B., RDH

When a tooth is extracted or falls out, the teeth around it tend to drift toward each other and close in some of the space that the tooth took up. The only way to correct this is to have braces put on in order to move the teeth into the position they are supposed to be in. When the teeth are properly aligned, then an implant can be placed.

Another (more popular) option is to have a small bridge placed on those 2 teeth, which would fill in the gap.

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