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Can You Have Dental Implants if You Have Gum Disease?

Dental implants are a very successful restorative treatment undertaken by thousands of patients each year. But there’s a lot to know about what treatment involves, who’s eligible, what the pros and cons are and how long you can expect your new tooth implants to last.

Today, our Marylebone dentists cover all these topics and more – so you can feel confident about your dental care.

Reasons for Dental Implants

Tooth implants are a restorative treatment that looks to replace lost or missing teeth. This can be due to illness, accident and injury, or decay. We know that there may be different causes behind your tooth loss and will never pass judgement on what those are – instead, we’ll focus on restoring your smile and allowing you to eat freely once again.

Eligibility for Dental Implants

Most people are suitable to have dental implant treatment, but there are some factors that may affect this.
These include:

  • Gum disease and periodontitis
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Patients with certain medical conditions and medications

A tooth implant must have a solid foundation to bond with, which means healthy gums and underlying jaw bone. To ensure the treatment is right for you, book a consultation with us in Marylebone.

Pros and Cons of the Treatment

With dental implants, typically the only drawback or disadvantage is that it involves minor surgery, so you’ll need a local anaesthetic to have one placed. There is also a short recovery period, and your implant will need to be placed in two stages (root, then the crown after healing). Tooth implants also involve a cost.

At our Marylebone clinic, the pros of treatment far outweigh the cons. You can expect a realistic, natural-looking tooth that’s strong and durable, matched seamlessly to the rest of your smile. And in most cases – 90-95% or so – tooth implants are successful, which is incredibly high for a surgical procedure.

Caring for Tooth Implants

Your new dental implants won’t require any extra special care – you can brush and floss them just as you would your natural teeth. By doing this, and keeping to regular dental check-ups at our Marylebone dental practice, your new tooth implants could last a lifetime.

Book with our Marylebone dental practice today!

To arrange a personal consultation with our experts, get in touch with the team and we’ll arrange an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to starting your exciting dental implant journey together.