Are dental implants high-maintenance compared to alternatives like dentures?
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How do pre-existing dental implants affect orthodontic treatment, since dental implants are fixed and unable to move?
The biggest question that must be answered is what needs correction. If only simple alignment is required, then the implant would not pose a major issue. The implant crown may need remaking after the braces come off since the bite will be altered. If a more drastic correction is required, especially when extractions are part of the treatment plan, implants may be helpful or may pose an issue for space management.
What are the alternatives to dental implants that I can consider if my jawbone and gums are not suitable for implants?
Here are some alternatives to implants: Fixed bridges The adjacent tooth/teeth are prepared for crowns. The false tooth is fused to the crowns and suspended over the gap. Bridges are suitable for tooth-bounded spaces (there is at least one suitable tooth at the back end of the space). The tooth/teeth chosen to act as supports (abutments) should be stable. Bridges can be more difficult to clean, especially if a fixed-fixed design is chosen instead of a cantilever.