To cover and protect a damaged tooth, restore its appearance, hold a bridge in place, or cover an implant.
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Not everyone needs them removed. However, if they cause pain, are impacted, or lead to misalignment, extraction might be recommended.
There is no strict age limit for dental implants, as suitability depends on overall health and bone density. Older adults can often benefit from dental implants, provided they meet the necessary criteria.
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Place it in milk, a tooth preservation product, or hold it inside the mouth (avoiding swallowing) until reaching a dentist.
They might be impacted, cause crowding, be at risk for infections or cysts, or might not erupt properly due to lack of space.
Risks include infection, prolonged bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, injury to teeth, gum recession, and difficulty with oral functions.