My daughter is almost seventeen, are implants an option?
by Carol Doyle
My daughter is coming up to seventeen years of age, she has lost her central incisor due to an accident and would like to recieve a dental implant. A dentist at the dental hospital recommended to wait until she is at least eighteen years of age so her growth is complete.
I have researched the case and discovered that it is neccessary to wait until the growth of my daughter is complete before an implant is an avaiable option. I plan for her to recieve an x-ray of her wrist to see whether her growth is complete. I have also heard rumours that the face grows after the body for a longer period of time, am I putting my daghter in harm if an impant in inserted at the age of seventeen?
A bridge is not an option that we find suitable and her temporary dentue may cause decay of the gum if left for a long period of time. What are the consequences of recieving an implant at her age if she has not stopped growing?
I appreciate any helpful responses