Your oral health is more important than you might think. Brushing, flossing, and visiting a dentist regularly keeps your smile healthy and may also prevent heart problems. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene may be a contributing factor for dementia, respiratory problems, and several other health issues. Luckily a periodontist may be able to help you prevent further damage with dental implants.
Whether your oral health problems are the result of a lack of hygiene or simply because genetics leave you predisposed to problems, you will likely see several symptoms. Issues typically begin in the form of red gums that have swelling or slight bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. As the problem progresses, gums may pull away from the teeth, causing them to become loose or even to fall out, all of which can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate.
Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift as well. Dental implants are an excellent choice for people who wish to replace missing teeth and create a healthier smile. Our periodontist, Dr. Marco Cueva, begins by removing any leftover damaged teeth. Depending on jaw bone deterioration, you may receive bone grafting at this point. After you heal, we implant titanium posts into your jaw bone. Once those heal, we place an abutment on each post and then attach your false teeth.
Dental implants are quite beneficial. Of course, they make your smile appear healthier and make it easier to chew and speak, but implants also help to prevent further bone loss in the jaw and decrease the possibility of getting an infection in the spot where teeth were missing.
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants and determining whether they are right for you? Get in touch with our team at Texas Implant & Periodontic Center in Frisco, TX to begin the consultation process.