I still have a baby canine tooth. I’m 20 years old and finally have the money to do something about it. Is it possible to get a dental implant to replace it? It’ s embarrassing having it.
Danna- Jackson, MS
I’m actually a little surprised your dentist hasn’t already taken care of this. If your adult canines haven’t come in by the time your 16, it is time to take action. We’re taught in dental school exactly what to do in these situations and it should have been handled.
Generally if your canine teeth haven’t come in it means the adult teeth are impacted. If they’re impacted, then you can work with an orthodontist to get them in properly.
If there is not an adult tooth behind your baby one, then yes, a dental implant will be a good solution. It will take a good set of x-rays to tell what you’re dealing with. The reason you can’t use an implant if the tooth is there is the implant will run into the tooth structure.
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