Advance Work May Be Needed Before Dental Implant Placement

How does periodontal disease lead to tooth loss? When an infection forms, bacteria can cause tissue damage to both your gums and portions of bone that support your teeth. This creates an issue with attachment loss – in time, a loosened tooth will have to be extracted, or it can be lost on its own. Unfortunately, the damage from periodontal disease, along with the loss of jawbone mass after tooth loss, can interfere with plans to restore a person’s full smile. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania can determine what your treatment needs are by performing a diagnostic. With a review, issues can be spotted and addressed to ensure that dental implants can be placed to hold permanent dental restorations!

The Condition Of Your Gums And Jaw Can Affect Plans To Restore Your Smile

If you are still dealing with periodontal disease, or if your jawbone has lost mass, preliminary work will be required before the placement of a dental implant can occur. Without treatment for your periodontal health, you can face continued tissue destruction. Your loss of jawbone density can affect the chances of a successful implant placement, as well as the healing that needs to occur after your procedure. Fortunately, our practice has the technology necessary to find problems as we work out plans for your procedure.

The Role Diagnostic Imaging Plays In Planning Your Treatment

To successfully restore your smile with dental implants, preparatory work needs to occur to determine where implants should be set. In addition to helping us examine your jaw to identify the appropriate placement, imaging technology allows us to check on the health of the bone and periodontal tissues. With this information, we can offer a detailed understanding of what needs to be done so that we can give you back your full smile.

Your Dental Implant Placement Experience

In addition to using anesthetic to avoid discomfort during treatment, we do offer dental sedation to help patients remain relaxed as their implant placement occurs. Thanks to our advance preparations, Dr. Kania will be able to set implants in the appropriate spaces. The typical healing period last from four to six months, during which time the bone will actually fuse to your implant to further keep it in position.

Dr. Kania Can Provide Dental Implants To Help Restore Your Smile!

Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is ready to help individuals who have suffered from the effects of periodontal disease. Through the placement of dental implants, we can help you regain your complete smile with permanent prosthetic appliances. We are also here to help people bring infections under control, as well as those who are trying to avoid periodontal disease by addressing gingivitis. To find out more about us, please call Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.