Invisalign with a Fake Tooth
If you have a fake tooth you may be wondering if you can still use Invisalign® to straighten your smile. The answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is very versatile and can work with fake teeth, dental implants, missing teeth, and more. If you’re interested in discovering how Invisalign in Toronto can assist you in achieving a straighter smile, we invite you to read our blog for more information.
How Invisalign Works with a Fake Tooth
Invisalign® might be a great option for you, even if you already have prior dental work. Whether you have a missing tooth, dental implants, a bridge, or other cosmetic dental work, Invisalign might be an option.
Invisalign® has received continuous upgrades and technological advancements during its brief 22-year history. As Align Technology continues to refine the treatment system the capabilities keep increasing.
The main factor when working with a fake tooth or implant is that Invisalign® will not be able to move that tooth. The trays can effectively adjust the surrounding natural teeth to align them. If you have a missing tooth, the dentist may recommend aligning your teeth first before installing an implant. In these cases, a fake tooth will be used inside the tray aligner to hold space for the replacement tooth. When nearing the end of treatment, the dentist will begin the process of installing the implant.
Invisalign Versatility for the Win
Believe it or not, more than 178 million people have one or more missing teeth. Although many people ignore a missing tooth, leaving that gap can create additional problems. Crowded teeth will naturally shift into a vacant spot. Patients can also experience bone loss from missing teeth.
Most tooth loss is caused by dental trauma. However, some dentists may strategically remove a tooth in a crowded mouth to create room for alignment. In these instances, Invisalign® can be very useful in guiding tooth movement toward an aligned smile.
If you have a missing tooth and are going to get an implant, or fake tooth, to replace the tooth, Invisalign® can still be useful. The dentist will create a pontic or placeholder fake tooth. Most dentists and orthodontists recommend aligning teeth before installing a permanent implant replacement tooth.
Although veneers do have the ability to make a smile look great, they do not correct underlying alignment issues. If you have veneers and are interested in correcting alignment or uneven bite problems, talk to your Galloro Dental Group dentist.
If you don’t already have veneers, it is recommended to have Invisalign® treatment first, then install the veneers for cosmetic appeal.
If you do already have veneers, the dentist may have to affix small attachments to your teeth to obtain the desired results. The attachments allow the trays to fit snugly so they can create the gentle force necessary to straighten teeth.