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Dental Implants Can Address Your Missing Tooth

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When periodontal disease causes a lost tooth, you may feel embarrassed about this sudden gap in your smile. But with dental implants, we can secure an individual replacement tooth. Our Savannah, GA periodontal practice wants to manage your gum disease and keep your smile whole, and when necessary, place dental implants to fill the gaps!

The Causes and Risks of Minor Tooth Loss

How do we lose a tooth? For some, this could be due to an injury, or even an untreated cavity or infection. But the most common factor behind adult tooth loss is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. When patients see us for periodontal treatment, we can offer solutions like laser dentistry, grafting, and more to help manage the disease and keep your smile full. But when you lose a tooth, we can also manage the disease and then provide a replacement option that looks and functions like a natural tooth, a dental implant.

Securing the Dental Implant Post

Once we manage the disease to prevent implant failure, we will examine your smile to choose the right angle, position, and depth to insert the implant post. The post is made from titanium, a biocompatible material the body accepts as natural bone structure. This causes the flow of nutrients, which stops following tooth loss, to resume to preserve the jaws and enable your new root to stay in place for decades to come, potentially even a lifetime.

Attaching Your Restoration

Once the post is in place, we will wait for the area to heal. Once it does, we can attach an abutment to the post that extends above the gum line. We then connect a crown to the abutment. The dental crown is custom-made to ensure it not only looks natural and blends with your smile, but that it also handles daily bite forces and provides a properly balanced bite as well. We want to ensure you feel proud of your new teeth, and that you can’t wait to show off your smile to the world. In addition to taking on minor tooth loss, we can also address more severe cases by supporting a bridge or even a full set of dentures with multiple dental implant posts.

If you have any questions about how we design and treat issues like gum disease, or about how we tackle tooth loss with implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to start summer on the path to a full and beautiful smile again, so reach out soon!

Talk to Your Savannah, GA Periodontist About Dental Implants

Don’t let gum disease and tooth loss impact your quality of life, talk to our team about possible solutions. If you would like to address the gap in your smile, call our Savannah, GA periodontal office at (912) 352-4867.