My upper canine and incisor permanent teeth on the left side of my mouth never came in. I’m 37 years old, but he teeth are still small like baby teeth. All of my other teeth are fine. Can I get the two teeth pulled and replaced with dental implants? – Greyson C. from PA
Greyson – Your teeth need to be x-rayed and examined before the appropriate treatment can be recommended.
It could be that the teeth that are now in place are the permanent teeth, but they are smaller than normal. In that case, cosmetic work can be done to make them the proper size and look natural.
Another possibility is that your permanent teeth are impacted. It is possible that the baby teeth need to be removed, and a surgical opening needs to be made for the permanent teeth to erupt.
Or, if the teeth are truly your baby teeth, they can be removed and replaced with dental implants. If the bone beneath the teeth is healthy, it is possible that the implant and crown, which would be customized and completed in advance of the surgery, can be placed on the same day.
Have your teeth examined by a credentialed implant dentist. He or she will examine your teeth and discuss your options.
This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.