Adult Tooth Replacement

Restoring Smiles in Teens and Young Adults

Whether your teen has lost teeth to an injury, tooth decay, or have some type of developmental issues, most dentist’s will hesitate to install dental implants in teens with a missing tooth because the jaw bone has not finished growing. Dental implants with Dr. Israel Trujillo are still an attractive tooth replacement procedure for adults with missing teeth and have a high success rate. However, teenagers with missing teeth need to wait until adulthood before receiving dental implants in Merced, CA.

Dental Implants Act Like Natural Teeth

Replacing a single missing tooth for adults is possible with a single dental implant. The post of the implant mimics the tooth root and the crown looks just like your real tooth without requiring additional maintenance.

Replacing Missing Teeth After a Tooth Extraction in Merced, CA

If you are a parent with teenagers, you probably already know about the issues many adolescents have concerning their appearance. A teenager’s oral health is no exception and many prefer not to get braces because they are so self-conscious about their appearance. During puberty, the jaw bone is still growing and males may experience growth through their early 20s. Teenagers who lose a tooth in the front of their mouth often feel embarrassed about their smile but do need to wait to get dental implants for medical reasons. The upper and lower jaw may still be growing and an implant that is placed too soon can cause oral health problems as a result.

Even though they will have to wait for their tooth replacement procedure with dental implants, there are other options available to restore the esthetics of the smile during the transition period. Dr. Trujillo can provide more information on tooth replacement options for teens during your consultation.

You want your teen to be healthy, both physically and emotionally. Schedule your teen’s appointment for safe tooth replacement procedures with Dr. Trujillo in Merced, CA today!