Can I remove impacted teeth and put them back in?

I have braces and impacted canine teeth. I am supposed to get the teeth pulled down using a chain process with my braces but I don’t want to do that because of how long it takes. I want to know if it’s possible to remove the impacted teeth and then put them back in their rightful spots as if they were veneers. Then I would just straighten everything out with my braces. Some people told me that the tooth would die but I know that when you have a root canal the root dies but you can bleach the tooth so isn’t that possible to do if I wanted to just remove my impacted teeth and put them back in?

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Answer: Removing impacted teeth

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Unfortunately, when a tooth is removed from the socket, the vital tissues surrounding the tooth are severed. Sometimes, if the tooth is immediately re-implanted after it is evulsed, it is possible to re-attach it to the surrounding periodontal ligaments.  However, this is not the case when an impacted tooth is removed. Your canine teeth have extremely long roots which would not only need to be re-attached to the periodontal ligaments, but would also need to be re-implanted into the maxillary or mandibular bone.  Even if you were to surgically drill a place for the roots in the bone, the ligaments would not be there to support the tooth and it would fall out.  Pulling down the canines orthodontically seems like a slow process, however it has been a standard treatment for decades and is usually successful.  It is always best to keep your own teeth when possible. 

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