what if we end up loosing any tooth at the of 17. does it come back?it happened to me,please answer it.

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  • sukhdeep

    sukhdeep 29 - April - 2010, at 02:06 AM

  • thanks doctor!!!it was really helpful!

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - April - 2010, at 19:35 PM

  • First you have to ascertain that the tooth you have lost is not a milk tooth. Sometimes the milk tooth doesnot fall at normal time which is upto 11-12 years and these are called retained teeth. If you lose these sort of teeth then the adult tooth comes out if it is present but if you lose an adult tooth at 17 years then no other tooth comes at that place as human has two sets of dentition i.e. one is milk teeth and other is adult teeth. If with xray it is confirmed that no other tooth is going to come at that place, then you can go for fixed bridge or a dental implant. These are the two good solutions. At the age of 17, dental implant is more advisable and best solution. For more info on dental implant you can read this article from our website..www.identalhub.com/article_-types-of-dental-implants-166.aspx

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