Can you still get gum disease with implants?

Can you still get gum disease with implants?

Yes, developing gum disease after you have had dental implants can affect them. The term used by dentists to describe the specific form of gum disease that can affect dental implants is peri-implantitis.

Can dental implants cause mouth problems?

After your dental implant procedure, an infection could occur. If it goes untreated, it can lead to severe oral complications, such as bone loss and implant failure.

How does gum disease affect a dental implant?

Here’s a snapshot: 1 Gum disease can lead to tooth loss 2 Dental implants are a procedure to replace lost teeth 3 You need healthy gums to place an implant 4 You can develop gum disease even after a dental implant 5 Gum disease can cause a dental implant to fail

What to do about gum recession after dental implants?

Healing will take a few months (which increases the overall treatment time for dental implants), but if successful, soft tissue augmentation helps restore the gumline and make dental implants a viable option for patients again. Even if you have healthy gums after getting dental implants, there is still a risk of gum recession occurring.

What are the risks of having dental implants?

Dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone and gum tissue and meant to function like natural tooth roots do. If there is not enough gum tissue present, this can increase the risks of implant failure. In fact, severe gum recession and/or bone loss can prevent a person from being a candidate for dental implants.

How long does it take for gum tissue to recover after dental implants?

Receding Gum Tissue After Dental Implant Treatments. The overall treatment may take as long as 9-12 months, but the result will be more aesthetic and stable for long term. This patient came to us 3 months after having dental implant placed by her dentist. She noticed a significant loss of gum tissue immediately after the procedure.

What happens if your gums recede after dental implants?

Even though the implant may remain strong, gum recession can lead to some very difficult problems. If the gums recede, the underlying metal of the implant top or the post may become exposed leading to cosmetic or functional issues.

What causes thin gum tissue after dental implants?

One of the most common complications in implant dentistry is receding or very thin gum tissue which results in both aesthetic and functional problems. It is often due to poorly positioned dental implants with excessive inclination or tilt or inadequate bone and gum tissue.

What happens if a dental implant is too far out?

If the treating dentist places the dental implant too far out or with excessive tilt, the gum tissue begins to recede. This happens even faster when the gum and bone tissues are already missing or very thin. The outcome is poor aesthetics with a long crown, gum recession, grayish gum tissue color, and poor accessibility for hygiene.

Are there gums coming over the implant Crown?

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