How Long Would It Take To Open A 4mm Space, In Order To Receive A Dental Implant?
Hi there, when i was 12 i had braces to open up a space. This space had to be opened up in order to compensate for my missing lateral incisors which had to be replaced with dental implants. Now i am 18 and have been told there is not enough space in the roots to place the actual dental implant and I have been advised to have even more orthodontic treatment, i am just wondering if the braces how long it would take to open up roughly 4mm of space for dental implants to be placed? This work is taking forever, I just want it finished!! I feel like my whole life is on hold! Anyway, thank you very much for your help in advance. – See more at: http://www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk/blog/can-braces-be-placed-over-an-already-existing-maryland-bridge/#sthash.LDK3WyWa.dpuf
To give you an accurate answer we’d need to examine you of course but as a rough guide and from experience doing cases like this before, it would likely take another year for the orthodontics and 6 months start to finish for the implant treatment. Both parts need to be done extremely well to ensure an excellent result and one that lasts a lifetime.
I have just finished a case just like yours with my specialist orthodontist, implant dentist and myself all working together to get a fantastic result for our patient.
Here’s an example of one such case:
Hope that helps?
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981