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Question:
My top front four natural teeth, the ones you see when you smile, come out a tiny bit more than the other front teeth and overlap the incisors.

I am getting them removed and wanted to get mini implants with porcelain crowns or a bridge but I am worried in case the bridge or the mini's won't be able to be put in place when I get the teeth removed because the teeth are not right beside each other.

Can you still get these procedures if your natural teeth are situated this way? There is no room for them to be put back in line with the other teeth because the top teeth hit the bottom teeth. ... Visitor from Ireland

Answer:
Many dentists don't use mini implants in the upper jaw due to the porosity issues that many patients have.

The lower jawbone is much more dense and is ideal for mini implants.

For bridgework and individual porcelain crowns, many dentists prefer using standard implants or an implant hybrid (special sized implant) in both the upper and lower jaws.

Get several consults with different dentists to determine which doctor has the technologies you can select from to get the outcome you want. Getting extractions first and then looking later for an implant dentist could be inconvenient.

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