Are Dental Implants An Option If I Have Receding Gums?

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At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, we have to make a lot of judgment calls. As dental implant specialists we must ascertain which patients are good candidates for implant surgery. Dental implants have a high success rate when done correctly.

A key consideration is whether the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant. If not, a bone graft can help.

Healthy gum tissue is also vital. Without healthy gum tissue, the implant would be partially exposed. This isn’t ideal for the implant or the crown it supports. An implant needs a secure foundation of bone and tissue. Loose gums should be treated prior to dental implant placement.

If you are thinking about a dental implant but have receding gums, there are some options. You may be a good candidate for soft tissue grafts. Tissue grafts augment your existing gums.

Receding gums should not be ignored. It may be a symptom of gum disease. This is an urgent oral health problem on its own.

At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, our services include dental implants. To find out whether an implant is right for you, please call our office.

Contact Koch Aesthetic Dentistry – The Dental Spa:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2311 Highland Ave S Ste 323
Birmingham, Alabama
35205

 

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