The best candidates for dental implants are people whose gums and jawbone are healthy. Receding gums are a major roadblock for getting implants, but it is not an insurmountable problem at Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center in Chesterfield MO.
Dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. But in order to success they need enough healthy bone and the gum tissue that helps support it. If an implant was placed into someone with receding gums it would be partially exposed, weakening the support structure of the replacement tooth.
What To Do?
Even if you have receding gums, you can get a successful dental implant. Gum grafting can promote the growth of new gum tissue, which will cover enough of the dental implant. This is usually done before the dental implant is placed, to make sure you have plenty of time to heal.
Once there has been a successful gum tissue graft and recovery, you are good to go. At Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center in Chesterfield MO we place a lot of dental implants. People from Town and Country, St. Louis, Ballwin, and Manchester also come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!