Receding Gums: Are Dental Implants Still an Option?
Implant dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades, providing an option for tooth replacement that is permanent, comfortable, and natural-looking. However, many people have other problems with their teeth and wonder if these problems might make it impossible for them to have implants. One of these issues is receding gums.
Causes of Receding Gums
The most common cause of receding gums is gum disease as bacteria deposits in pockets where the gum pulls away from the tooth and spreads. When your periodontist checks the space between your teeth and gums during your regular checkup, he’s looking for any signs that your gums are receding.
When it comes to implant dentistry, receding gums must be dealt with before implants are placed, but don’t necessarily mean you aren’t a good candidate for implant surgery. If your gum disease isn’t serious, it can be treated fairly easily. For more serious problems, other treatments might be necessary before you can consider implants.
At Zen Smile Spa one of the implants we use is the new Prama. Using the B.O.P.T technique for implants produced by one of the best manufacturers in Europe. Their cylindrical form has been designed specifically to not only prevent gum recession but also to stimulate gum tissue to grow back around the implant and crown, as a result of this it lasts much longer.