Congenital Defects - Posterior Implants
It used to be that the solution for a missing tooth was cutting the adjacent teeth down and replacement with a bridge. In certain situations, you can close the space with braces, but the placement of an implant can be the treatment of choice.
Implant for Replacing Posterior Teeth
At the outset there was a crossbite on the left side, and both the upper right and lower left molars were missing . As if often the case, other teeth had drifted leaving numerous spaces among the teeth and poor function.
With braces the upper teeth on the left were moved out and into proper function, the generalized spacing was eliminated, and the correct sized space was left for the placement of a crown on the lower left side.
Three years later, the case has settled, and while a bit of the space has reopened in the upper left, her bite is excellent and provides excellent function.
Not only has her bite been restored, but she has a lot to smile about!