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Can young adults get dental implants?

A smiling young woman who may need a dental implants

Young adults, particularly those in their early twenties, can be candidates for dental implants. Whether it be from a sports incident, an accident, or a tooth extraction, patients of all ages can find themselves missing a tooth. We understand the urgency of replacing a missing tooth. In addition to interfering with chewing functionality, a missing tooth can cause shame and embarrassment.

dental implant can be an ideal replacement solution if a young adult in your family is missing a tooth. Implants are a durable and long-lasting solution with proper care.

Is it safe to have dental implant surgery at a young age?

Yes, it is generally safe for young adults to undergo dental implant surgery as long as they have achieved full skeletal maturity. Everyone’s jawbone develops differently, and while one patient may complete bone growth in their late teens, another patient might not reach skeletal maturity until their mid-20s. Our oral surgeons will assess this through X-rays and other growth assessment techniques to verify bone development.

What is the best tooth replacement for young adults?

The best tooth replacement for young adults depends on individual circumstances. Dental implants are a popular option because they offer a permanent solution that looks and functions like natural teeth. However, suitability is contingent on the patient’s skeletal maturity. Alternatives like dental bridges might be considered if implants are not viable.

Dental implants versus dental bridges for young adults

If a patient is not yet a candidate for dental implants, dental bridges may be a temporary, suitable replacement. The choice depends on factors such as the patient’s oral health, bone development, and personal preferences.

Our young adult patients prefer dental implants since they are permanent, the most durable, and function like natural teeth. While the initial cost of dental implants can be higher than bridges, their durability and longevity can make them more cost-effective in the long run, as they may not require replacement or as many repairs.

A worry free experience at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in NJ

At Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in NJ, we strive to make your experience with us worry free. Our dedicated team of oral surgeons is committed to ensuring that every step, from your initial consultation to the same-day procedure and through recovery, is seamless and stress-free. 

If you’re considering dental implants for yourself or someone in your family, we’d love to talk to you about your options. Feeling embarrassed to smile or laugh with your friends can be frustrating. Not feeling confident to take photos with your friends may deter you from social situations. There is no reason to hide your amazing smile. Let our oral surgeons assess your candidacy for dental implants and help you restore your smile and confidence.

Don’t wait. With four offices in North Jersey, we conveniently serve NJ and NY patients. Contact one of our four locations and make an appointment with our team, the best oral surgeons in NJ.

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