If you have gum disease in Dacula, GA or the greater Atlanta area, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, especially if you’ve lost one or more of your teeth. Can you get dental implants with gum disease? In this blog from Quintero Periodontics, we’ll discuss everything you need to know.
The short answer to your question is “no.” If you have serious, untreated gum disease, you will not qualify for dental implants. This is because if you have gum disease, the risk of infections and other complications after dental implant surgery will be much higher compared to a patient with a healthy mouth.
Not only that, but untreated gum disease can permanently damage the gums, jaw bone, and support structures of the teeth. To be successful, dental implants must be placed into healthy gums and a strong, dense part of your jaw bone. So if your gum and jaw tissue have been harmed by gum disease, it won’t be possible to place a dental implant properly.
If you have gum disease, don’t worry. While you can’t get dental implants if you have untreated gum disease, you may qualify as a candidate if you can get the proper treatment. While it’s often not possible to completely eliminate gum disease, it can be controlled with proper periodontal care from Dr. David Quintero and the team at Quintero Periodontics. And once your gum disease is under control and your mouth is healthy, you may qualify for tooth replacement with dental implants.
If you have gum disease and you need treatment, you’re in the right place. At Quintero Periodontics, we offer a wide variety of treatments that will help treat and control your gum disease. Here are just a few of them:
At Quintero Periodontics, gum disease treatment and dental implants are two of our specialties. Whether you’re interested in treating your gum disease, replacing your missing teeth with implants, or both, Dr. David Quintero is here to help. So don’t wait. Take the first step by scheduling a consultation at our office in Dacula. You can give us a call at (770) 614-8823, or contact us online to get started. We’re always accepting new patients, and look forward to seeing you soon.