Whether you already have a false tooth or are waiting for an extraction with an implant later on, you can use Invisalign to hide a missing tooth. Adding a “pontic” to the aligner tray can help disguise the gap in your smile while you wear the transparent aligners. Even if you are missing one or more teeth, Invisalign retainers can still be used. However, it is important to note that a general dentist may recommend an implant first, as there is a risk that the bone will decay without replacing the missing tooth.
Invisalign trays have no impact on whether someone is missing a tooth or not. Instead of using a fixed hard plastic tooth, putty can be used to design an entire series to match the stages of the Invisalign tray. This way, people with missing teeth can still benefit from Invisalign treatment. It is important to note that Invisalign retainers are not a substitute for dental implants or other treatments for missing teeth.
If you have a missing tooth, it is best to place the implant after treatment with Invisalign. This will ensure that your smile looks natural and healthy. If you are considering Invisalign treatment and have a missing tooth, it is best to consult with your dentist first. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your individual situation.