Gum Disease: How Dental Implants Can Help

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If you suffer from gum disease, you may immediately find yourself with a number of serious questions. For instance, you could wonder how serious gum disease actually is or what might have caused it. Furthermore, you may want to know what you can do about gum disease.

Sadly, periodontal disease can cause a number of serious problems, though you brushing and flossing your teeth may be enough to avoid the problems caused by gum disease. Eventually, gum disease can even lead to bone loss or tooth loss. However, did you know that dental implants might help you avoid these problems? To be clear, a dental implant won’t reverse bone loss, but it will help prevent more bone loss.

Furthermore, an implant may be enough to improve the appearance of your smile while restoring its function. Improved technology has also made placing implants more efficient and accurate than ever before. Once you have your implant placed, you should be able to chew and speak more comfortably. In other words, if you lose a tooth because of gum disease, an implant could meet several of your needs.

If you’d like to know more about gum disease, please feel free to call Dental Designs of Bountiful at 801-295-7171. Dr. David Duke and our team will be happy to examine your smile and give you personalized advice. We look forward to receiving your call soon!