My nephew is 15 and still has baby teeth and his adult teeth have not come in. As he is adopted we know nothing of his parents. WE have heard of late bloomers but this just seems very odd to us.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - November - 2011, at 01:42 AM

  • Your nephew has retained baby teeth. Baby teeth usually exfoliate by 12 years of age and are replaced with adult teeth. You can visit a dentist to get his teeth checked. Dentist will take an x-ray to see whether adult teeth are present below the baby teeth or are they congenitally missing. If adult teeth are present below the baby teeth, then tooth extraction of baby teeth can be done for adult teeth to come in place. If his adult tooth is congenitally missing, then he can keep his baby tooth as long as possible. If baby teeth cause problems or get decayed, then tooth extraction of baby teeth can be done and they can be replaced with either dental implants or dental bridges. For more info on dental implants, refer to…   http://www.identalhub.com/article_what-are-dental-implants-173.aspx

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