Am I Too Young for Implants? How to deal with tooth loss at a young age.

When people think of dentures and implants, they often imagine gray-haired individuals in their mid-forties or older – individuals who have already done a great deal of living, and who are settled into a comfortable lifestyle. What they don’t imagine is a mid-twenties to mid-thirties male or female in the prime of their life, who still has so much more living to do before they settle down. After all, tooth loss is for “old people,” right?

Not exactly.

Tooth loss does not discriminate by age, yet our society has made it almost embarrassing for a young person to have extensive dental work done. This should not be the case, because so many young people lose teeth everyday. Whether because of poor oral hygiene, gum disease, sports, diabetes or whatever else, it’s not uncommon to hear of tooth loss in the young. Which is why we here at William J. Holevas, DDS, LTD. want to let the young know that there are solutions for you.

Tooth lossImplants are a great tooth replacement option for all tooth loss victims – young, old and everyone in between. Not only do they feel and look like a natural tooth, but they essentially become a tooth. Implants consist of an artificial root that goes into the bone that is later topped with a cap. Over time, the “root” that is placed fuses to the bone by a process called osseointegration, making it a permanent fixture in your mouth. Because of this fusion, implants have the potential to last forever, if taken care of. And, if you think about it, this is no different than a natural tooth. Furthermore, once in place, an implant is non-distinguishable from all the natural teeth surrounding it.

If you’re young and you’ve lost one or more teeth, there is no need to be embarrassed. This is completely normal, and easily fixed. To see how we can repair your smile quickly and effectively – without you ever skipping a beat in your busy social life – visit