The best candidates for dental implants are people whose gums and jawbone are healthy. Receding gums are a major roadblock for getting implants, but it is not an insurmountable problem at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL.
Dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. But in order to success they need enough healthy bone and the gum tissue that helps support it. If an implant was placed into someone with receding gums it would be partially exposed, weaking the support structure of the replacement tooth.
What To Do?
Even if you have receding gums, you can get a successful dental implant. Gum grafting can promote the growth of new gum tissue, which will cover enough of the dental implant. This is usually done before the dental implant is placed, to make sure you have plenty of time to heal.
Once there has been a successful gum tissue graft and recovery, you are good to go.
At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we place a lot of dental implants. People from North Athens, East Mooresville, and South Cullmanalso maintain their dental health here with our complete general dentistry. Please call us to schedule an appointment today!