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Can I Even Get Dental Implants If I Had Gum Disease?

Like many adults, you may struggle with problems associated with missing teeth. Maybe you dislike the way you look in pictures. Perhaps your self-confidence has gone down since losing your permanent teeth. Or you wish you could eat a greater variety of favorite foods. But you’re not sure if you can even consider dental implants in Ocala, FL. After all, you had gum disease.

You’ll be happy to know that plenty of people receive dental implants, even if they’ve been diagnosed with gum disease in the past. This means that you can confidently make a consultation with a dentist as long as you’ve taken a few key steps. 

 

Ways to Make Yourself a Dental Implant Candidate After Gum Disease

How can you be sure that you’re a good candidate for receiving single or multiple dental implants after having gum disease?

  • Make sure that your gum disease is well-managed. This means that you’ve entirely gotten rid of your gum disease, which is possible if it is diagnosed in the earliest stage, gingivitis. Or, it means that you stay up to date with all your periodontal cleanings.
  • Make sure that you’re committed to practicing good oral hygiene at home. Your dentist will want to make sure that you take care of your teeth and gums every day. If you don’t, you’ll need to start a twice-daily routine of flossing, brushing, and potentially using a mouth rinse.
  • Make sure that you have enough bone to support dental implants. Progressive gum disease can leave you with bone loss throughout your jaw. Proper bone density is essential to supporting dental implants. If you are lacking enough bone support, a bone graft can often improve your candidacy for future implant surgery.

 

Get Closer to Your Dream of a Complete Smile

Gum disease may have robbed you of a complete smile by causing you to lose some of your teeth. Now, you can replace those missing teeth and fill in the gaps. As long as your gum disease is well-managed, you have no reason not to make a complimentary appointment to discuss dental implants in Ocala, FL.

Call us at our office in Ocala, FL at (352) 306-5595 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Nick Brand, the founder of our advanced practice. With a love for the latest implant dentistry technologies, tools, and protocols, Dr. Brand brings compassion—and a passion for his industry — to every patient case he handles.

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