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Adults aren’t the only ones who can lose a permanent tooth. Children can experience tooth loss during accidental trauma or other situations. However, when it comes to replacing that missing tooth, dental implants may not be the immediate solution. While it is rare to say someone is too old for dental implants, it is possible to be too young.

Why Bone Development Matters

Why would a child not qualify for dental implants? It all comes down to bone growth and development. Dental implants are a permanent solution that involves inserting a titanium post into the jawbone. The implant fuses to the bone over time and becomes ready to anchor a prosthetic tooth or teeth. In a child whose jaw has not yet finished growing, the implant process can be problematic.

If the implant is placed too soon, there are two major concerns that can occur. First, if the jaw continues to grow after the implant placement, the implant won’t adjust the way a natural tooth does. Instead, the implant may look long and abnormal against the surrounding teeth as the child gets older. Second, the implant may actually impede the proper growth of the jaw or prevent the rest of the child’s teeth from erupting in their natural position.

The Temporary Solution

Don’t worry; if your child loses a permanent tooth, they don’t have to suffer the emotional and health-related consequences of having a missing tooth. Most dentists will provide a natural-looking prosthetic tooth to hold the place of the missing tooth until a dental implant can be placed. In many cases, these restorations are held in place with traditional braces or clear aligners.

If you would like to learn if your child or teenager can qualify for dental implants, please call 1899 Dental Implants. We have the advanced dental imaging and training it takes to give parents an accurate answer about when the jaw bone is ready to handle implant dentistry. 

Posted on behalf of 1899 Dental Implant

2733 Elk Grove Blvd #160
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (877) 468-1899

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Our Patient Reviews

Liz B.

Went there for Free consultation and I went to 3 different dental implant places, and all were like at least $2400 more than here, I am so glad I found them, there office is modern.

Mark F.

I came to check their facility in Elk Grove, I called the 1899 number and the lady upfront was very nice and she scheduled me for free implant consult and when i reached their i was thrilled as facility was very modern, I got my CT scan done, no charge, whereas my oral surgeon in Sacramento wants to do it for $300 and dentist was very young, I was skeptical at first and I spoke to their other patients in the reception area and all say good things about him, I got my quote for 3 dental implants which is price of 1 dental implant from my oral surgeon here in downtown Sacramento. Go check them out they are good .

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Love there office in Elk Grove, they are best dental implant office in Sacramento, got my 2 implants done which I was waiting for so many years at almost half the price and they have latest technology, I am so excited to smile again, thanks to my friend who refereed me here and driving an hour was worth it.

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Got my All on 4 Implant dentures done here, prices were way cheaper than other places and doctors are very nice and knowledgeable.

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Such a great experience at one of their offices in Elk Grove, Ora dental Implant Studio, Dr. Dalla was very knowledgeable, I got my All on 4 procedure done and everyone compliment on my smile now, their prices were way much better than clear choice. If you are looking for All on 4 implant denture in Sacramento I would highly recommend go check them out.

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Best dental office to get your dental implants done in Sacramento.