A tooth implant is an effective way to replace a lost tooth, but it can potentially lead to a range of dental implant problems and side effects.
Learn more about the tooth implant procedure and consult with a dentist to determine if this process is right for your child, or call Kool Smiles today to speak with our experts.
Dental implant surgery is performed to replace a lost tooth. This procedure has many steps and requires several surgeries before it’s fully completed.
It involves replacing the tooth’s roots with metal, screw-like posts, and then replacing the damaged or missing tooth with a fake, natural-looking tooth.
Although there’s a high success rate for implants, there are some dental implant issues that can occur, including:
To reduce the risk of tooth implant problems, the earliest recommended age for tooth implants is:
These recommendations are based on when males and females stop growing. Females are more likely to finish growing at an earlier age, meaning they can usually get dental implants to replace lost teeth sooner.
While a child is still growing, his or her upper jaw moves in a downward and forward direction, causing the upper jaw’s teeth to move with it.
If tooth implants are put in too early, the implants won’t move with the jawbone since implants attach to the bone differently than natural teeth. This could leave the child with teeth that are longer than his or her natural teeth.
If you have any questions about dental implants or possible tooth implant problems, call your local Kool Smiles office to schedule a consultation with your dentist today.
Mayo Clinic – Why Have Dental Implant Surgery: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/why-its-done/prc-20009052
Mayo Clinic – Dental Implant Surgery Definition: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20009052
Dental Implant Cost Guide: http://www.dentalimplantcostguide.com/problems/
Mayo Clinic – Dental Implant Surgery Risks: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/risks/prc-20009052
Dentistry & Oral Health: http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-20/dental-implants-for-teenagers/
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