Can I Get a Dental Implant if I Have Periodontal Disease?

July 16, 2018

Woman smiling at dentistIf you have periodontal (gum) disease, you will need to undergo treatment for this chronic oral health condition before beginning an advanced implant supported tooth replacement plan. To ensure safe, effective dental implant placement, patients should partner with their dentist or specialist to achieve the optimal level of oral health before beginning a dental implant tooth replacement plan. In order to maximize your chances for success, you will also need to establish a personalized plan to ensure your soft tissue heals to provide support as your dental implant fuses with supportive dental structures. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the ways your dentist may partner with you to improve your chances for successful dental implant placement with effective periodontal therapy and maintenance treatments.

Preparatory Treatments

Before beginning a dental implant supported tooth replacement plan for patients who are struggling with gum disease, we’ll need to provide preparatory treatments to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo dental implant placement surgeries. We will work with you to improve your gum health, and if you’ve experienced gum tissue recession, a soft tissue graft may be necessary. Whatever preparatory procedures you need, a skilled dentist can work with you to prepare your smile for successful implant placement.

Additional Periodontal Maintenance

Once your implants are in place and throughout the integration process and restoration placement, you may also need additional periodontal maintenance. By visiting the dentist regularly, maximizing your at-home dental care, and making some changes to your oral hygiene products, you can dramatically improve your chances to successfully maintain a functional implant supported restoration that will last for two decades or longer.

Meet the Gentle Dental Care Team

At Gentle Dental Care of Tyler, we are happy to offer dental implant placement and restoration with personalized treatment planning to deliver healthy, functional smiles. If you suffer from gum disease, you may have been told that you’re not a good candidate for implant supported tooth replacement. In order to make this innovative tooth replacement option available to more patients, we are happy to work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your oral health concerns and helps you to successfully complete your treatment plan. If you’re ready to find out more, call our Tyler dental office to schedule your tooth replacement consultation today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, functional smile for life.

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