Through molar uprighting, this leaning tooth can be brought back to its original position. Your dentist often will recommend that this be done before a bridge or implant replaces the missing tooth.
Molar uprighting usually takes a few months to a year. The amount of time depends on how severely the tooth is tilted. If other teeth also need to be straightened, treatment may take two years or longer. After the removable appliance or braces are in place, you will need to see the dentist about once a month for adjustments.
Your dentist may wait until all braces or removable appliances are removed before replacing the missing tooth. However, if you will be getting a dental implant, your dentist may want it put in before the appliances are removed. If your missing tooth is not replaced soon after the appliances are removed, you will need a retainer to hold the tilted tooth in the correct position.