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Implant applications for children

Marzieh Mohamadi Moghadam


Background: Trauma and hypodontia are two most prevalent congenital dental abnormalities in children. A common treatment for them is the use of removable prosthesis, but this method may increase the residual alveolar bone resorption, periodontal problems, and secondary caries. Aim: The aim of the present article is to review the skeleton and dental growth trend and its effect on the application of implant and present guidelines based on related articles and books for prescription and nonprescription of implant. This paper is carried out by reviewing the data in Google Scholar, Pubmed, Embase, Blackwell Synergy, and Science Direct. Conclusion: Implants could protect the residual bone, increase retention, enhance the stability, beauty, and chewing power and improve the life quality in general. Clinical Significance: Due to bone integration and undesirable effects on maxillary and mandibular skeletal growth and subsequent tooth eruption, use of implant in growing patients arouses some concerns


Anodontia; children dental implant; hypodontia; skeleton and dental growth

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