Can I Do Invisalign with Crowns?

19 May 2021 by  admin in Crowns

In most cases, Invisalign can be used by people who have dental crowns. Since Invisalign aligners do not bond to your teeth, they are not likely to damage them. However, every individual’s circumstances will be different, so you will want to schedule a consultation with your dentist. They can best determine whether Invisalign is the best option to resolve cosmetic issues with your teeth.

Will Invisalign Attachments Work If You have Crowns?

Some individuals who undergo Invisalign treatment will require additional help to straighten their teeth. If that is the case for you, your dentist can use small tooth-colored dots known as “attachments” that bond to your teeth to guide them into the proper position. However, attachments can be difficult to place on teeth that have crowns. It’s best to consult with your dentist so they can determine the best location for your attachments.

Should You Get Dental Crowns Before Getting Invisalign?

If you are considering Invisalign, you might wonder if you need to schedule any crowns– before beginning your treatment. The answer depends on the reason you need them. If you are getting them placed for cosmetic reasons, such as a discolored or chipped tooth, then your dentist may recommend that you wait until you have finished your Invisalign treatment. However, suppose you are getting crowns because of a more urgent issue, such as widespread tooth decay. In that case, your dentist will probably recommend that you have the crowns placed before you start the Invisalign procedure.

How Can You Care for Your Crowns During Your Invisalign Treatment?

Having crowns should not deter you from getting Invisalign, but it is still important to know how to properly care for them. When you need to remove your aligners from your mouth, always do it carefully to not risk dislodging them. You should also continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, making sure to remove your aligners beforehand. By taking appropriate steps to reduce plaque and protect your teeth from decay, you can help to ensure that your crowns continue to be stable.

Contact us today to set up a consultation

Are you in need of an experienced Invisalign dentist on Long Island? If so, then it’s time to connect with the team at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our seasoned dental professionals can provide you with the expert cosmetic services you’re looking for, from Invisalign to teeth whitening. We continue to take proper precautions to ensure that our practice remains safe for our patients and our staff. If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your options for restoring your smile, then get in touch with us today.

 

Additional Resources:

  1. Invisalign.com, Frequently Asked Questions, https://www.invisalign.com/frequently-asked-questions
  2. WebMD.com, Dental Crowns, https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-crowns
  3. Healthline.com, What to Know About Invisalign and Its Effectiveness, https://www.healthline.com/health/does-invisalign-work
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