Replace missing teeth with permanent, natural looking dental implants!
Implants are the preferred choice for tooth replacement with a 95% success rate.
Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Whether it’s simple gum inflammation, gingivitis or a more serious form of gum disease that results in bone loss, periodontal disease is a common problem.
In a report from the American Dental Association (ADA), researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that nearly half of American adults aged 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease. For those over age 65, the percentage of people with gum disease jumps to 64%!
So what happens when someone with periodontal disease has a missing tooth? Are they eliminated as a candidate for dental implants? The short answer is no! Even if you had gum disease that resulted in a missing tooth, you can likely get implants once your gum disease is addressed. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), “almost all implants placed in patients who have lost their teeth to periodontal disease or decay have been successful.”
Here are a few periodontal disease implants facts that back up this statement by the AAOMS:
• They don’t rest on the gum line like dentures or use adjacent teeth as anchors like bridges. Instead, dental implants fuse with your jawbone, making them more permanent than dentures or bridges.
• Patients with gum or bone loss are still good candidates for implants, as they stimulate bone growth. Bridges and dentures don’t, which can result in further bone loss.
• Dental implants have an overall success rate of 95%. This is for all patients, even those with periodontal disease.
Active gum disease still presents a problem for implants, so if you still have periodontal disease, you’ll first need to work with your dentist to treat it via cleaning, medications or other treatment. Then you’ll be an ideal candidate for implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants do far more than just fill the gap missing teeth leave behind. They replace the exact look and function of your natural tooth, as well as improve your speech and make it easier to eat the foods you enjoy. In turn, this boosts your self-esteem, oral health and overall appearance. Best of all, you can care for implants just like the rest of your teeth and they last a lifetime!
Missing More Than One Tooth?
If you need to replace multiple teeth, Dr. Warner has a solution with the revolutionary Teeth in a Day treatment. He can replace a full upper or lower set of teeth in just 1 day. Get a natural-looking, gorgeous new smile with dental implants and Dr. Warner. No more removable teeth. Smile confidently again.
When it comes to dental implants, gum disease isn’t a deal breaker. If you think you may have gum disease and are considering implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Warner today.
If you have more questions, contact us at (843) 887-1165