Dental crowns are sturdy restorations for teeth that have been cracked, chipped, discolored, or have received root canal therapy or other treatment. Typically made of porcelain, these crowns can protect teeth for up to 20 years with the right care !
Since dental crowns are permanently bonded to teeth, they can’t be removed—so what happens if you want to straighten your teeth with Invisalign when you have dental crowns?
Here’s what you need to know about getting Invisalign when you have dental crowns!
Yes, You Are Still Eligible for Invisalign!
People who have dental crowns are still eligible for Invisalign. Since the crown is bonded to your tooth and covers it, your natural tooth underneath can still be shifted into position just like the rest of your teeth.
Your Invisalign provider will fully assess your smile during your consultation to let you know more about your eligibility for Invisalign based on both the location of your dental crown and what you’d like to correct about your smile.
Invisalign is an excellent option for discreetly correcting a variety of bite and alignment issues with teeth, including gapped teeth, crooked teeth, underbites, and overbites. Since Invisalign is fully removable, you’ll still be able to clean your teeth, including your dental crown, for proper oral hygiene during treatment!
Will Your Invisalign Experience Be Any Different?
While some people with dental crowns won’t have an Invisalign treatment experience that’s any different from a patient without dental crowns, others may need extra precautions to ensure their dental crown is properly moved during the alignment process.
For example, your crown may need what Invisalign calls an “attachment”—this is a small device that’s bonded to your tooth during treatment to help achieve certain movements . These devices are tooth-colored and won’t be noticeable on your smile. Your Invisalign provider can evaluate the location of your crown and let you know what to expect in regards to your treatment options.
Contact Your Invisalign Provider to See If You Qualify
While you can still receive Invisalign treatment with dental crowns, every patient’s smile is different. During your consultation, your Invisalign provider can let you know if your particular case can be treated with Invisalign with your dental crown. To find out if you can create your dream smile with Invisalign, talk to your experienced Invisalign provider today!