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The Dental Implants and Teenagers-Get the Right Advice

With so many young people participating in active sporting events there are bound to be accidents and injuries that could result in the permanent loss of a single tooth or several teeth. Usually this happens with a tooth or teeth that are located in the front of the mouth which would affect a young man or woman’s ability to speak clearly, eat certain types of food, and have adverse effects on their self-esteem and confidence. While an individual person’s needs and wants differ, most young people above a certain age, usually age 20 or older, would make a great candidate for teeth implants. 

For people who are younger than twenty, though, it might be a good idea to get a dental implant.  Reports show that for some younger people, implants could impede the continued growth of the jaw bone. Twenty years old have been just a guideline. For some teenage boys their jaw may stop growing as younger as seventeen years old and for girls it may be as young as fifteen years old.  If you or your teenage child has a missing tooth or several missing teeth and you want to find out more information about dental implants, please feel free to contact one of our staff members. We would love to help answer your questions and set you up with a consultation so you can find out if dental implants are the right solution for your needs.