Why Dental Implants Are an Excellent Follow-Up to Gum Disease

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When patients have a diagnosis of gum disease, many of them begin asking important questions about the extent of their gum disease, what may have caused it, how it could have been prevented, and what treatment is needed. Depending on your dental needs, our periodontist may recommend a dental implant because, though it can’t undo gum disease, it can prevent the further loss of bone.

Gum disease is easily preventable if you brush and floss regularly, but when gum disease develops and is not treated in time, it can result in the loss of bone and teeth. Having dental implants placed provides stability for the jawbone so that the bone loss is halted, and with gum treatment, your oral health can become stable again.

Many patients prefer receiving dental implants because they can improve the appearance and function of your smile. Furthermore, improvements in dental technology have made the results of implant placement even more accurate and successful. Replacing missing teeth helps you perform activities that tooth loss took away, such as chewing, smiling, and speaking comfortably and articulating clearly. If you have developed gum disease and lost a tooth as a result, we invite you to consider receiving dental implants as a means to restore your smile.

To learn more about your options for treating gum disease in Cumming, Georgia, call 770-781-3685 and schedule a consultation at [practie_name] with our skilled periodontist, Dr. Shelly Montes.