Periodontal disease is one of the main causes for tooth loss in adults.
It can be a minor inflammation in some áreas of the gum and in other cases, can be a severe booth and bone damage for bacterial infection. Adults who smoke, have diabetes or take some medications can be at higher risk of developing periodontal disease, wich is a condition of the gum, with become inflamed, pulls tisue from the teeth and form bone pockets; the debris in those pockets can cause more inflammation and bacterias infection that might lead to tooth loss.
Can dental implants slow the progress?
The determining factor to know if dental implants are the right tratment for your gum disease is boneloss. Even when tooth loss might be inevitable, dental implants might be an effective treatment for halting or slowing the progress but it all depends on how much jaw bone has been affected by periodontal disease.
All on 4
All on 4 treatment works with only 4 dental implants on your jawbone. Its a mínimum invasive treatment with increased stability. This treatment can also be used in patients who suffered significant bone loss.
If you’e thinking about getting all on 4, its important to keep a proper dental higiene and profesional care during Jans after your dental Implant surgery. When implants are placed, the gum is opened up and the tissue and bones are exposed to bacterial infection, so taking good care of your gums before and after your Implant sugery is essential to make sure that your All on 4 protect and improve your dental health.
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