Are you considering getting braces? But having second thoughts because you have had crowns or bridges recently? Then you are at the right place.
Usually, this is what happens. After drilling out some of the enamel, dentists fill a durable substance into a tooth with a root canal. This is to improve its structure. They then place a crown on top to protect the tooth. The orthodontist monitors the tooth’s stability as it moves into its correct position during treatment.
When you get braces, there are slight chances of them moving a tooth with a crown or filling in place. However, if the root remains intact, it won’t cause any harm. Bridges are another dental appliance that moves as one unit. It would also require experience applying braces with bridges to ensure proper tooth position after tooth loss.
This blog aims at clearing all the myths and truths about wearing braces with crowns. Scroll down to learn more about:
- Dental crowns and their implications for braces
- Can you get braces with a crown?
- Alternatives to braces with crowns
Let’s dive in.
Dr. Bill Redmond is a native of Southern California, the son of an orthodontist and the husband of a general dentist. That makes family gatherings pretty interesting…if you like teeth!