There are several consequences to leaving tooth loss untreated. One issue that patients can deal with over time is tooth loss, as an infection can gradually destroy the tissues that keep our teeth securely in place. After experiencing the loss of a single tooth, or even the loss of many, you can turn to your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist for support. To address the gap in your smile, we can recommend that you have a dental implant placed to support a permanent restoration. In addition to offering this kind of support, we can work to treat an active infection if ongoing trouble with periodontal disease has affected your candidacy for care.
We Are Prepared To Address Tooth Loss That Is Linked To Gum Disease
When gum disease is not managed, there are different consequences that can ultimately affect you. One of those consequences is tooth loss, an issue you should work to avoid. As tissue damage worsens over time, the support your teeth enjoy will weaken. That eventually leads to problems with their becoming insecure to the point where they must be extracted. At this point, you are left with an unmanaged infection and an incomplete smile. Fortunately, both of these problems can be addressed at our periodontal office!
Using A Dental Implant To Support A Prosthetic Restoration
Implant dentistry makes it possible to have restorations permanently secured so that they are able to provide functional support. When you bite and chew with your implant-held restoration, you can enjoy the support that makes these actions feel the way it used to before tooth loss. In addition to better protecting your jaw health by encouraging natural and even movements, this actually helps your jawbone. The stimulation from biting and chewing that your implant generates sends signals to your body to keep delivering nutrients to the bone.
Dealing With Active Periodontal Problems To Prepare You For Prosthetic Work
If you have active problems with your health that affect your candidacy for implant placement, we can help! First, we can provide advanced services with lasers to remove harmful bacteria and give you a chance to regrow healthy gum tissues. If you need to do something about jawbone deterioration, we can recommend a laser jawbone grafting procedure to strengthen the bone and prepare you for the placement process.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Prosthetic Work With A Dental Implant!
Prosthetic dentistry provides lasting support after tooth loss, and it can help you regain confidence in your appearance and health. If you would like to learn more about our role in placing a dental implant, or if you are in need of care to help you qualify for prosthetic work, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.