Dental Implant Solutions For Your Child’s Missing Adult Teeth
Apr 10, 2017
Posted on Behalf of Rock Point Family Dentistry
Congratulations! Your child is in the process of losing baby teeth. Isn’t it fun making up plans on how to pull those snaggle teeth together? You may use string and a slamming door. Or maybe you offer your child an apple to bite into knowing that the apple may yank that baby tooth right out! Then there are the joys of the Tooth Fairy! There’s nothing like watching your child’s sheer joy in the morning when they discover their tooth disappeared from under the pillow, and in its place money was left for them. Did you know the average payout for a lost tooth is between one to five dollars for 2016? What happens when, after that baby tooth comes out, a tooth does not come in to replace it?
Congenitally missing teeth is one of the most common dental developmental abnormalities, even more common than double teeth and having an extra tooth. In fact, about 20% of all adults are congenitally missing at least one tooth.
If your child is missing incisors, second premolars, or other teeth, don’t fret. There are treatment options for your child. Dental implants are the treatment of choice. An implant has a root that integrates with your jawbone and a crown to make it look like your child’s natural tooth. You will need to wait until your child is finished growing in order to utilize this option, but implants have the best long-term benefits for your child.
Call the offices at Rock Point Family Dentistry to discuss your child’s missing teeth today. We want you and your children to have healthy and beautiful smiles!
Posted on behalf of Rock Point Family Dentistry