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Did your child knock out or lose one of their permanent teeth? If so, you need to contact Kirkwood Dental right away by calling 408-378-8500. This is important because their permanent teeth are vital for a strong and successful oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Vinh T. Pham, will be able to examine the situation and determine the best course of treatment for your child.

One beneficial treatment option is orthodontics. Typically, your dentist will use braces or another orthodontic appliance to move the surrounding teeth into the gap. This isn’t necessarily a tooth-replacement option, but it closes the gap in the mouth and it provides a strong, complete, attractive, and functional smile. Your child will have one less tooth their entire life, but it shouldn’t give them any problems.

Another beneficial treatment option is a dental implant. A dental implant is a screw, abutment, and dental crown that replaces the missing tooth. The screw is implanted into the jawbone, the abutment is attached to the screw, and then a beautiful dental crown is placed on top of the abutment. This provides reliable, permanent, natural-looking, and natural-feeling results. However, your child can only replace their missing tooth with this restoration if their jaw and mouth are done growing.

Another beneficial treatment option is a removable denture. This is an appliance that has a replacement tooth and two clasps. It is removable, and it attaches to the surrounding natural teeth. This might be a fun restoration for your child because they can take it out of their mouth and scare their friends whenever they want!

To learn more about more tooth-replacement options that can help your child in Campbell, California, please call Kirkwood Dental at 408-378-8500. Our dental team will be more than happy to explain additional options that can help your child have a strong, healthy, functional, and attractive smile.