Accidents that cause tooth loss can happen to teenagers, young adults, or mature adults. These accidents could range from automobile accidents to a work-related injury. A dental implant is not likely to be recommended if the lost teeth are those teeth considered to be “baby teeth.” In this circumstance the dentist is going to recommend using a spacer to hold the spot where the baby teeth were lost open until the permanent teeth erupt at the appropriate time. Extensive decay can cause tooth loss and an extraction becomes necessary. Following an extraction procedure, the teeth may fail to come together and close up the gap. This gap can often be corrected through a dental implant.
Tooth loss does not have to be permanent. Millions of men and women have experienced satisfactory results from dental implants. If you have questions about how the procedure works for replacing lost teeth, talk to a dental implant provider. He can explain all the benefits of the procedure and help you decide if it is right for you.