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Old 11-12-2020, 03:46 PM
 
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I just finished invisalign treatment and now wanting to get implants to replace 2 missing upper front teeth (8+9). My question is how much space is needed to get them in there? The space I have now is 12 mm between adjoining teeth. Is that enough because I'm getting conflicting opinions between 2 periodontists + my orthodontist.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:09 PM
 
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??? How could anyone who can't examine your mouth in person even guess?
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:15 PM
 
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There is a real dentist on here. Why don`t you post on that thread? It is a few threads down, from yours.
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Old 11-16-2020, 03:32 AM
 
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??? How could anyone who can't examine your mouth in person even guess?
Not helpful at all. I'm sure there are general spacing requirements and would like to hear from someone who might know.
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:52 PM
 
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Implants need to be 3mm from a neighboring implant. Implants need to be 1.5mm (call it 2mm) from a neighboring tooth. Then you factor in the diameter of the implant to complete the math. The most narrow implant for central incisors is around 3.5mm. So you probably need about 14mm. This is measured between the remaining teeth at the level where the teeth meet the bone.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:45 AM
 
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A follow-up question although I'm not the OP.

My last implant had a natural tooth on one side and an implant on the other. I noticed on the X-ray that the new implant had been placed closer to the natural tooth- so, not exactly in the middle. I asked my dentist about that. He said that if 2 implants are too close together resorption will occur. I LOVE my dentist and my oral surgeon (yeah, I know that's weird). I knew the oral surgeon did that for a reason and I knew my dentist would know the reason.

Soooo... what happens if the natural tooth on the other side needs replacement? (I'm very good at worrying about things that may or may not happen.) I suppose that's a good question to ask my dentist next time I see him.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:03 AM
 
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A follow-up question although I'm not the OP.

My last implant had a natural tooth on one side and an implant on the other. I noticed on the X-ray that the new implant had been placed closer to the natural tooth- so, not exactly in the middle. I asked my dentist about that. He said that if 2 implants are too close together resorption will occur. I LOVE my dentist and my oral surgeon (yeah, I know that's weird). I knew the oral surgeon did that for a reason and I knew my dentist would know the reason.

Soooo... what happens if the natural tooth on the other side needs replacement? (I'm very good at worrying about things that may or may not happen.) I suppose that's a good question to ask my dentist next time I see him.

Your oral surgeon doesn't get to see those neighboring roots when placing the implant. They are just trying to not hit them. This is another reason why the implants are rarely centered perfectly between adjacent teeth.
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