Invisalign with Dental Implants

Invisalign with Dental Implants

Will Invisalign Work With an Implant?

Two significant advancements in the fields of orthodontics and dentistry are InvisalignⓇ (a clear tooth realigner) and dental implants. If you are thinking about tooth realignment, a solution for teeth that are crowded, or bite correction, it’s possible you might benefit from both aligners and a dental implant.

Why Do I Need a Dental Implant?

A dental implant provides you with many benefits if you’ve been regretfully living with an incomplete smile. If you have a gap because of a missing tooth, you are exposed to the following risks:

  • Difficulty with speaking and/or chewing.
  • Teeth that may shift.
  • Bite issues.
  • Lack of facial asymmetry.
  • Loss of bone in the jaw.

What Is the Process for Dental Implants?

The first step toward getting a dental implant involves the placement of a small titanium post in your jaw. This painless minor surgery will then be allowed to heal for a time. When you are fully healed, a very small post (or abutment) is attached to your implant to form an anchor for your new tooth. Your replacement tooth will harmonize with your natural teeth because it will be created based on a model of your bite.

The final step is getting your artificial tooth, which is usually in the form of a dental crown. The crown will be matched as closely as possible to the color and size of your other teeth. When your procedure is finished, look in the mirror and smile!

Dr. Sonya Reddy is proficient in making implanted teeth look natural and functionally adaptable to the body. She uses only the most superior and glossy materials so that your smile will show no evidence of an artificial tooth.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear aligner that is custom-made from transparent plastic. Invisalign aligners work the same way as traditional braces to address gaps, bite problems, and crowding. However, Invisalign does this more comfortably, almost invisibly, and faster than standard braces.

Another big advantage of this advanced tooth-straightening treatment is that you can take the aligners out when you’re eating and drinking or brushing and flossing. This means you can eat any food that you like – popcorn, apples, and corn on the cob – and banish the hassles of food getting caught in your braces.

Combining Solutions for Tooth Loss and Orthodontic Issues

If you have both missing teeth and misaligned teeth, you may experience jaw and/or facial pain, headaches, and incorrect forward head posture. However, the good news is that if you need an implant, you can also get Invisalign. What’s important is the order in which you receive these treatments.

Unlike your natural teeth, dental implants don’t budge once they’re in your mouth. Because of this, it often makes more sense to get your orthodontic treatment after your implant. Your Invisalign won’t move the implant but will do the important work of shifting your natural teeth to resolve your orthodontic issues.

Conversely, if you have a situation where you need spacing correction to create the proper amount of room for a missing tooth, it’s better to get Invisalign treatment before getting your implant.

Patient Story: Dr. Sonya Reddy treated a patient with missing front teeth. She first aligned the teeth with Invisalign, making a space for the implants. She then placed the implants giving the patient back her natural smile. Patient was a teacher and didn’t have to be embarrassed about her smile anymore.

Dr. Reddy’s practice, IrvingSmile, is the Best Cosmetic Dentistry in Irving, Texas.

Customizing Your Treatment to Match Your Needs

The decision whether to do an implant or Invisalign treatment first is exactly the kind of issue that Dr. Sonya Reddy has been dealing with in over eleven years of working with implants. While she’s technically without equal and her team at Irvingsmile is second to none, Dr. Reddy’s paramount concern is earning your trust by providing excellent care that’s customized for you.

Dr. Sonya Reddy sees and treats every patient as a unique individual, because they are! If you’re hoping to solve both a missing tooth and an orthodontic problem, you’re in the best hands! At Dr. Reddy’s office, we enjoy bringing your smile back. Call our office in Irving, TX to schedule a consultation today.