Dental Implants and Receding Gums: What You Need To Know

If your jawbone and smile is healthy, you are a great candidate for dental implants. However, if you suffer from receding gums, it can be a major hurdle in the process. However, no problem is impossible to overcome at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ.

Sitting pretty at 98%, dental implants have one of the highest success rates in modern dentistry. But healthy teeth and gums help support the implant, which means that any structural weaknesses can make it difficult for the implant to take.

If an implant is placed into someone with gums that have receded, the restoration would be partially exposed, which would atrophy the support structure of the replacement tooth. In simpler words; an implant is not successful if it doesn’t “stick” and receding gums create a smaller area for the implant to securely attach. The last thing you want is an implant that is loose or falls out entirely.

What To Do?

If you have receding gums, don’t panic! You are still eligible for a dental implant. Gum grafting is used by dentists everywhere to trigger the bodies own growth processes and promote the growth of new gum tissue. This can provide enough cover to insert a dental implant.

We usually do this prior to the implant being placed, in order to make sure you have lots of time to heal the area.

Once the process is over and you have fully healed, you’ll be ready for the benefits of implant dentistry.

At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, we place a lot of dental implants. People from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West also come to our practice for other restorative dentistry options. Request an appointment today!

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18818 N 99th Ave
Sun City, Arizona