I was strongly urged to replace a front tooth lost due to injury with a dental implant. The resulting placement of the implant has resulted in a now miss aligned tooth being set back out of alignment with my other front teeth. What are my options for correction. The dentist who is redoing the crown for the 3rd time has said that there is no option as building up the front of the crown so it matches my other teeth will result in a food pocket which will be very hard to take care of. I am so disappointed to have lost my smile.
I recommend seeing a prosthodontist to evaluate the crown (at least for consultation). There may be a way to achieve better esthetics prosthetically, or they may refer to a periodontist for gum modifications to help them get a the best result. Removal of a poorly placed implant is not uncommon, but that would be a last resort.
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