Dental implants In Periodontal Treatment

Dental implants In Periodontal Treatment

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. It occurs when plaque buildup and bacteria cause inflammation of the gums. Symptoms include gum inflammation, gum recession, gum pockets, and bad breath. When left untreated for long, periodontitis can even lead to tooth loss. Tooth loss is usually the result of severe damage caused to the soft tissue of your gums as a result of periodontal disease. The loss of healthy soft tissue permits the entry of bacteria deep into your mouth, thus destroying the bone that supports your teeth. This can make the tooth loose and eventually cause tooth loss. 

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth. When bacteria builds up on the teeth and gums, it forms a sticky “plaque” that adheres to the teeth and gums. Plaque contains bacteria, which irritates the gums and causes them to pull away from the teeth. This can cause pockets to form where bacteria can accumulate. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

In the early stages, periodontal disease can be successfully treated and managed by maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and visiting the dentist for regular checkups. However, untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and eventual tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Dental Implants To Replace Missing Teeth

If you have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, dental implants are a permanent way to replace them. 

Dental implants are a common treatment in periodontal therapy. This is because implants are one of the strongest options for tooth replacement. While dental implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or dental bridges, patients tend to prefer dental implants because they look, feel, and function more like natural teeth.

Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root that is placed into the patient’s jawbone. Once it fuses with the bone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant to restore function and aesthetics. Dental implants can also be used in conjunction with other teeth replacement options, such as bridges or dentures. The implants serve as a stable foundation for these restorations.

What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide patients with permanent, durable tooth replacements that don’t slip or shift. This improves overall oral health, as patients don’t have to worry about loose or missing teeth.

Schedule an appointment with Arden Dental Center to learn more about taking care of your oral health. We are located at 531 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, IL 60187. Contact our team at (630) 529-0303 or visit our website to book a consultation.

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