Dental implants are the perfect method for replacing lost or missing teeth. Although most adults are healthy enough for implant surgery, teens may have to wait. Whether their teeth simply never developed or they experienced trauma, finding a long-term replacement for teenagers has some challenges.
Dental Implants and Jaw development
The development of a teen’s jawbone is important to consider before starting implants. Jaw and facial growth must be complete to ensure that the bone is healthy. At Mt. Ogden Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to measure bone growth and identify whether or not your teen is a candidate for dental implants.
Tooth Replacement Options for Teens
Teens who are not ready for dental implants may be candidates for removable partial dentures. This dental appliance consists of artificial teeth and a gum-colored plastic base. The denture is attached by clasps and can be removed for cleaning.
Dental Implants for Teenagers
At Mt. Ogden Dental, we take a lot of pride in our work and want you to look and function to your very best. We will custom design fit each one of your dental implant restorations. Dr. Geddes in Ogden will create a plan and decide whether or not your teen is a candidate for dental implants. Call us today to make an appointment! 801.394.4415.