Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed and permanent solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, or multiple missing teeth by supporting a bridge. However, Implants provide excellent support and stability for dental appliances such as partial or full dentures also.
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in the developed world, and should be taken very seriously. Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. If it is not addressed it can lead to a serious gum infection that will damage the soft tissue and, without treatment, will destroy the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis can also cause teeth to loosen and can lead to tooth loss.