Dental implants with gum disease

I’ve got two dental implants already. This week my front tooth came out. Right now I have pretty substantial gum disease. I don’t just want a false tooth. I’d really rather have an implant, but wondered if I am a candidate when I have gum disease?

Brent W.- Little Rock

Brent,

As long as you are in good general health it is fine to get dental implants. In your case it is important you go to a highly qualified implant dentist. You’ll need to make sure they have significant implant qualifications. The reason for this is your periodontal disease. You don’t want the periodontal disease you have to infect the dental implants. One of the reasons for dental implant failure is infection.

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