Dental implants are the strongest and most reliable form of tooth replacement for adults. Fairfax implant dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban often suggests this option over other forms of tooth replacement, even when several teeth are missing. However, dental implants are generally not a suitable option for children.
For implants to provide their unique benefits they must be placed in solid bone. Because bone in the jaw continues to solidify into late adolescence, chances of implant failure are much higher in children. Dr. Marzban will carefully assess your child’s smile to determine which solution is best during this developmental stage.
When children lose permanent teeth, Dr. Marzban often recommends dental bridges. Bridges are capable of restoring significant strength and function, and can prevent many of the problems associated with tooth loss. They can also help your child’s smile retain its natural beauty. What’s more, bridges may be able to be replaced by implants as jaw bone solidifies – an option that can be discussed in further detail during your appointment with Dr. Marzban.
If your child is missing one or more permanent teeth, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule a treatment evaluation today. Dr. Marzban serves Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and surrounding Virginia communities from our conveniently located Burke office.