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Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.

going to the dentist with less anxiety

Dental Implants For Children: Is It A Good Idea?

Jordan Arnold

Dental implants are one of the most helpful and common procedures that dentists carry out every day. They replicate real teeth in the fact that they are strong, stable, and feel natural in the mouth. While they are commonly used by adults, there is a growing question among parents and guardians about whether or not dental implants can be used for children too. It makes sense, as children have the most benefit from permanent implants as they require teeth for a long time into the future. Here is a brief investigation into whether or not dental implants make sense for children.

Yes, It Is Possible

To start off with, yes, it is possible for children to receive dental implants in certain situations. However, most of the time dentists will be a bit hesitant to prescribe implants straight away due to several factors. Primarily this will be because children still have a lot of growing to do, and dental implants are a permanent fixture that can impede that growth or at least make it a little bit less comfortable. That is not to say implants are never used in children, far from it, as laid out below. 

If They Lose Adult Teeth, They Can Be Replaced With Implants

If a child has lost a baby tooth due to injury or decay, it may not be necessary to replace it with an implant. Baby teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth, and it is generally recommended to wait for the permanent tooth to come in naturally. On the other hand, if the child loses an adult tooth, and has entered into their teenage years, then implants will be seriously considered because the chance of a negative outcome is much lower. If your child has lost all their baby teeth, then you may want to ask their dentist if they are eligible for a dental implant. 

There Can Be Other, Mitigating Factors

The simple truth is that it is impossible to give a blanket yes or no to whether or not your child should get dental implants. That is why you should always consult with a qualified dentist and see what their thoughts are based on your child's age, the problem with their teeth, and their medical history. Implants are a great solution but sometimes you may have to wait a while until your child is eligible for their own benefit. In those cases, temporary fake teeth can be fitted and permanent implants put in later.  

For more information about dental implants, contact a local dentist.