When you have dental implants, crowns or veneers, on occasion you need to have extra treatment to make sure your procedure is a success. At West LA Orthodontics our top priority is ensuring you are satisfied with your dental work. Dr. Jonathan Shouhed wants to make sure any treatment you have has every chance of improving your lifestyle for the better.
Adjunctive therapy is a procedure that may be required before, during, or after dental treatment to ensure the success of that treatment. For example, moving teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth so that an implant may be placed. Adjunctive therapy may be necessary when the patient is receiving veneers, crowns, or implants. West LA Orthodontics offers an array of options to shift, align, and prepare teeth for a given treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.
When an implant is necessary to replace a missing tooth, Dr. J provides tooth movement around the implant site so you can achieve optimum bite function and have enough space for the implant itself. When the preliminary or adjunctive treatment is provided in this way, it allows for optimal aesthetics, function and durability of the dental implant.
In cases of dental emergencies where a severely broken tooth will be treated with a crown, Dr. J and his expert team can help stabilize the tooth prior to the placement of the crown, giving the best opportunity for the results of the procedure to be durable and long-lasting.
By providing orthodontic treatment before crowns are placed in these situations, the team at West LA Orthodontics can make the natural tooth longer in length, so there is more structure to use to hold the crown in place. The result is the crown is more secure on the natural tooth.