Replacement of Missing Teeth

Tooth Replacement in Children

Sometimes your child’s missing tooth needs orthodontic treatment. Your child may have lost a tooth due to decay, injury, or for a myriad of other reasons. The tooth does need to be replaced in most cases. This dental rule is especially true if the missing tooth was one of the child’s permanent teeth.

Some children’s teeth are crooked or overcrowded. These children may need to have teeth pulled to make more room in their mouth. But there will be a gap in the teeth, and that hole will need to be filled.

Pediatric dentists and orthodontists can move the teeth in your child’s mouth using braces and place a tooth where that hole used to be. Plus, these professionals can straighten the teeth using braces while they fill the missing spot in your child’s smile. Braces are the best choice for some children who have orthodontic issues, even if the treatment occurs at a relatively young age. A child’s mouth needs to be protected from possible malocclusions that can cause further problems in their adult teeth’s development.