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My son age 14, has a front tooth that has never come down into place. He has been wearing braces for approx. 1 1/2 years. Now we need to decide wether or not to try and pull the tooth down into place. Do we see an oral surgeon? His dentist says if we go with a dental implant, he will definitely need a bone graft. Where do I start? Thank you!

Which tooth exactly has not come down? At the age of 14 it is a good solution to try to pull it down, it is a rather small surgical procedure to fix a button to the tooth and a wire. By no means you should go for a bone graft and an implant at this age. Dental implants can be placed at no earlier than 18 years. At the age of 14 you might consider transplantation of another tooth folicule into the place of front missing tooth, but first of all the latter would need to be extracted. We recommend pulling the tooth down, so you should visit an orthodontist.
 
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