Sorry Kids, Dental Implants Are Only For Adults
When a child loses a tooth, it’s typically a pretty exciting event for the little one. They’re often thrilled to show off the hole in their smile and tell everyone they possibly can about how they lost their tooth. For little ones, it’s fun and exciting and for adults, we can laugh along with them because we know it won’t be long until an adult tooth comes in and fills that space.
Unfortunately, adults don’t have that same layer of security. When an adult loses a tooth, there’s not another tooth underneath to replace it. That’s why dental restoration solutions are so important.
At New Albany Implants, we have been placing dental implants for several years, and we offer implant solutions that can completely restore your smile and fill in spaces left by missing teeth. But as much as we would love to be able to help children, dental implants are only for adults.
Tooth Replacement For Children.
In most cases, it’s simply not an option for us to use a dental implant to fix a child’s smile. The reason is relatively simple: they’re still growing!
Dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone to replace the roots of the tooth that has been lost. If we were to place an implant in your child’s jawbone, a long list of complications could arise because the jawbone itself is still growing.
That being said, for an adult who has lost a tooth, dental implants are a great option to consider when looking to replace it.
Consequences Of Missing Teeth
Consequence seems like a pretty harsh word right? It often goes hand-in-hand with the word punishment, which is even harsher. The unfortunate reality is that if you don’t replace a tooth after you’ve lost it, for whatever reason, it will have a pretty harsh effect on your mouth.
When you lose a tooth, it can have an immediate effect on your oral health. Without a tooth, the gums and bone in that space are no longer stimulated. Without stimulation and support from the tooth, your gums will start to pull back and your jawbone will start to shrink.
This can also put your remaining healthy teeth at risk. When there’s a space left by a missing tooth, the neighboring teeth can shift and become loose, even potentially fall out as well.
Additionally, missing teeth can affect your oral health and make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.
Tooth Replacement In New Albany, IN
No matter the reason for your lost tooth, it’s important to replace it. Whether you’ve lost one or all of your teeth, don’t wait another day to learn more about the tooth replacement options that are available to you.
At New Albany Implants, we can use implants to replace the teeth you have lost and restore your smile to its former glory. What a lot of our patients don’t know before visiting our office is that we can do quite a lot with the help of dental implants.
With a dental implant, we can replace a single lost tooth by placing the implant then capping it with a dental crown. We can also replace several missing teeth with a zirconium bridge, supported by dental implants. If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, our implant-support dentures are a great option.
Dr. Ron Receveur With New Albany Implants
To learn more about tooth replacement and the options available to you, call New Albany Implants today. Dr. Ron Recevuer and our professional team here in New Albany, IN can walk you through our various treatment options to determine which one is right for you.
The most important thing is that you call us as soon as possible to prevent the damage that can occur if a tooth isn’t replaced quickly enough.
Don’t wait another day to call! Call New Albany Implants at (888) 469-3982. You can also contact us online to request an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and giving you a bright, complete smile.