As children age, their baby teeth naturally fall out. On occasion, a child may lose a permanent tooth, which can cause health problems in the mouth and lower self-esteem. Tooth replacement is highly recommended but is a dental implant the replacement of choice? Because children's bones are still growing and permanent teeth still coming in, it is not recommended to place an implant that is permanently secured to the jaw bone into the mouth because an implant will not shift and grow along with the other teeth. A temporary tooth replacement will allow the bone and teeth to grow and shift naturally as well as improve appearance and self-image. For questions about child tooth replacement or our temporary tooth replacement options, please call our office.
For adults whose teeth have stopped growing, dental implants are a great method available to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants:
- Provide stability for your teeth.
- Improve appearance.
- Preserve bone health.
- Restore the ability to chew.
- Provide permanent and durable tooth replacement.
Dental implants are durable, easy to maintain and typically last a lifetime. Ask us about dental implants today!