When children are concerned, dental implants really aren’t an option. Bone growth is still happening until a child is well into adolescence. If implants are put in place before development is complete, they could change position, and cause serious oral health problems.
Instead of implants, pediatric dentist Aurora prefers to use a space maintainer. This device will replace a tooth until the bone growth is completed, and an implant can be safely installed. Pediatric dentist Aurora will advise space maintainers for young children, and tweens who have lost teeth to decay or accident.