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Braces

Missing Tooth

10/05/2009

Question:

is it possible to strongly support a missing front tooth while having braces

Answer:

Certainly. The orthodontist needs to select a pontic ( artificial tooth), bond a bracket to the pontic, and then tie it on the archwire, the same as any other tooth. It is done all the time.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University