Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic treatment for teeth straightening. However, having missing teeth can sound like a complete deal-breaker if you plan to get an Invisalign. But the good news is that it’s possible to use invisible dental aligners even if you have one or more teeth missing. At Kitty Hawk Dental Care in Livermore, CA, we’re experts when it comes to complex Invisalign cases, even for patients with missing teeth!
Missing teeth, in most cases, can affect a person’s self-esteem and even trigger extreme consciousness. So, replacing the missing tooth/teeth can restore your self-esteem, bring confidence, and improve your smile. Luckily, many tooth-replacement options are available today, including partial implants, crowns, bridgework, and dental implants.
Dental experts recommend that you replace your missing teeth after having an Invisalign treatment. This is because the gap created by a missing tooth can give room for adjacent teeth to shift or move into the gap. The situation becomes even worse if the teeth have been missing for a while. This can cause crooked teeth and limit space for the new replacement tooth.
To manage missing teeth, a competent orthodontist like Dr. Kimberly King will assess your teeth position, facial structure, and surrounding profiles to administer proper treatment. This treatment procedure may involve repositioning the teeth or closing the missing tooth gap to allow for seamless restoration of the missing tooth with prosthetic options like an implant.
Many people wonder if there are any benefits of getting Invisalign treatment with missing teeth. Of course, every person’s situation is different, but there are specific benefits of getting Invisalign with missing teeth, including:
Sometimes, complications may arise when having Invisalign treatment with a missing tooth. Particularly, if you are missing teeth due to gum disease, there is a good chance the bone and gum tissues around the teeth are infected. Therefore, you may have to give your teeth time to rebuild to ensure they don’t tilt during the procedure.
Getting Invisalign treatment with a missing tooth can sometimes be challenging. However, at Kitty Hawk Dental Care, we have experienced professionals who will assess your situation to determine if you are a proper candidate for the procedure. Please get in touch with us now or give us a call at (925) 371-8880 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimberly King.