All too often we see young patients with congenitally missing teeth or teeth lost to trauma. Due to the stages of growth and development of the adolescent patient, it is paramount to take this into consideration relative to replacement of the missing teeth with prosthetics. Understanding the options for prosthetic replacement, when to use what type, and timing of tooth replacement is critical for long term success for these patients. Not only is it important from an esthetic and functional perspective, but also from a psychological development perspective, as these patients are in a very important developmental stage in their life. Having a comprehensive plan based on growth and development will insure a predictable result while allowing the patient to function normally in society.
1) Options for tooth replacement in the young patient
2) Timing of Restorations and considerations for both implant placement and prosthetic replacement
3) The psychological factor of tooth replacement and its effect on decision making.
Dr. Tal Morr
Dr. Tal Morr, a dentist in Miami FL, maintains a private practice in Florida specializing in Aesthetic, Implant, and Complex Restorative Dentistry. After graduating Summa Cum Laude as a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Tufts University School of Dental ...