You can expect to have a hard time finding an adult who is happy to lose teeth. Unfortunately, if you fail to properly maintain your periodontal health, this issue and other serious concerns can hurt your smile and quality of life! At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide services and support to help people maintain their gum health. When patients who have already experienced tooth loss come to us, we can recommend prosthetic dental work that relies on the support of dental implants. Their support makes it easier for you to feel comfortable with a restoration, and it can help you regain important bite support while also supporting your jaw health.
Tooth Loss Is Often Tied To Gum Disease
While tooth loss can be a consequence of several issues, gum disease is the leading cause. Over time, someone with a serious infection can start to experience problems because the tissues that support their teeth are being destroyed. Once you begin to lose teeth, you have more than just your smile to worry about. Biting and chewing certain foods can prove difficult, which can lead to discomfort as well as dietary limitations. When you have an incomplete smile, your jawbone experiences less stimulation from your roots, and that can lead to a loss of bone density that hurts your appearance and oral health.
How Dental Implants Give You Back Your Full Smile
At our practice, Dr. Kania can talk to you about the benefits of using dental implants to restore your smile, and about the placement process. The placement process will see an implant set directly in your jawbone in the same space that once held your tooth roots. After the procedure takes place, the bone tissues will fuse to the post to provide an impressive degree of support. Once you are fully healed from the procedure to set implants in place, you can see your dentist to receive your custom restoration.
We Can Help You Move Forward With Plans To Restore Your Full Smile
Our periodontal services are also effective at helping prepare patients who are trying to qualify for implant placement. We can address active problems with periodontal disease so that they do not affect your candidacy. If jawbone deterioration is a concern, we use laser technology to assist with jawbone grafting treatments that can prepare you for work to give you back your full smile!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Dental Implants
Through treatment to restore your incomplete smile, we can help you smile with renewed confidence, and we can address the oral health and quality of life issues connected with tooth loss. For more information on implant dentistry, or to discuss other services we can provide, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.