Parents often ask about what types of dental treatment are best for their children affected by ectodermal dysplasia as they grow.  How soon should they get dentures? How old should they be when they get dental implants?

Ectodermal dysplasia treatment for affected individuals must always be tailored to the age and to the individual. You and your dentist must also consider the costs and the patient’s physical, emotional, and behavioral development.

Our Parameters of Oral Health Care for Individuals Affected by Ectodermal Dysplasias goes into great detail about what treatment is appropriate based on the person’s age. The NFED has always advocated for dentures for kids if they are missing teeth.

This graphic provides a summary of what our dental experts say is and isn’t appropriate based on age.

Download our Parameters of Oral Health Care for Individuals Affected by Ectodermal Dysplasias to learn more about what dental treatment you can expect as your child grows.

8 comments on “Are Dental Implants Appropriate for Kids?”

  1. 1
    Tiffany L on October 27, 2017

    What about braces or pulling baby teeth when we know there’s a permanent tooth underneath? I’m really struggling with this being the foreseeable plan between dentist & orthodontist…

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      Aaliyah on January 13, 2019

      This happen to me and my adult teeth aren’t growing in fully and it taken alot of time for then to grow in compare to average people. But there no reason for braces if there on baby teeth.

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    Virginia Fell on October 31, 2017

    I concur that this is a decision to be made between you and your dentist. However, while living in Seattle, WA, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Children’s Hospital and staff. Our son had implants (at that time the Brennamark system was used with titanium implants) at age 5 (youngest person at that time to have this procedure) in his lower jaw which had no baby or permanent teeth. A non-removable bridge was used over the implants and a denture over his upper conical shaped teeth. Luckily this was done the year before insurance companies started specially excluding dental implants from their coverage!! 30 years and several replacement bridges later, his lower jaw bone has continued to develop and implants are doing fine. Certainly glad we took the risk and did it!

  3. 4
    Mint Dental on March 19, 2019

    My opinion about this blog, This is the best informative blog for all types of people. It’s really helpful for me. I really thankful to your blog.

    1. 5
      Jodi Edgar Reinhardt on March 19, 2019

      Great! We are always glad when our information can be helpful to people.

  4. 6
    dhananjay Hem on December 31, 2019

    then what is the best alternative for dental implants in Kids

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      dhananjay Hem on December 31, 2019

      then what is the best alternative for dental implants in Kids?

    2. 8
      Jodi Edgar Reinhardt on January 2, 2020

      Hello. You ask a great question. Our dental experts published a guide that outlines what treatment options are appropriate at various ages. You can download the guide here: Hope this helps! ~ Jodi, NFED, Director, Marketing and Communications

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