Issues if I don't get a Dental Implant?

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I'm 28 and tooth #20 never existed. I still have my baby tooth, it is so small and my teeth are a little crowded. What would be the issues of not getting an implant when the baby tooth finally falls out? Any other options?
Location: san diego, ca
asked Jun 7, 2012 by anonymous
edited Jun 28, 2012 by choosedental
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1 Answer about Issues if I don't get a Dental Implant?

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If your baby tooth falls out you will have at least four options:

1-Do  nothing and allow the surrounding teeth to migrate and tilt to try to close the space.  This may result in a bad bite. The bad bite can be trouble free or it can create additional problems such as TMJ problems.

2-Get orthodontics to close the space and correct the crowding.( You may be asked to remove the same tooth on the other side to make things even with your bite).

3-Place an implant to replace the missing tooth.

4-Get a bridge to replace the missing tooth. (Not recommended if the adjacent teeth are healthy and without any damage.

Hope this helps.
Dr. Carlos Boudet
West Palm Beach , FL
(561) 968 6022

answered Jun 28, 2012 by Carlos Boudet DDS, DICOI - West Palm Beach, FL

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