Replacing baby teeth with implants in adults patients

Heard about replacing baby teeth with Implants in adult patients? If you are confused, read ahead as we shed light on this. 

A child will begin to lose their first set of teeth or baby teeth around the age of 6-7. This process continues until all baby teeth are lost and replaced with permanent adult teeth. 

However, sometimes, it is seen that in some adults, one or two baby teeth can persist through their adult life for many years. Dentists call these lingering baby teeth over-retained baby teeth as they are retained long after their due time. 

Dental implants can successfully be used to replacement for baby teeth in adult patients. 

If a baby tooth is not lost at the right time due to the absence of an adult one behind it, the baby tooth may become ankylosed; that is, it fuses with the bone and remains in the mouth for decades. These over-retained teeth cause alignment issues.

Therefore, it is imperative to get them removed as soon as possible. So, if you have a baby tooth that needs to be extracted, a dental implant can help replace it and offers a comprehensive solution for stability. 

A dental implant is a titanium screw-shaped surgical fixture that is placed in the bone with the help of an incision on the gum. A single crown is placed over it to restore your teeth as well as your smile. An individual with good overall health is an ideal candidate for replacing baby teeth with dental implants.  

If you have one or more baby teeth, you don’t need to live with them forever with a dental implant solution in Delaware. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment with us at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants, please contact us. Our team of exceptional dental professionals is here to assist you in your journey to a beautiful smile. 

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