Q & A Corner
Q. Why do I need dental exams?
A. Dental exams are used to help find tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral helath problems early, when they're easier to treat. The exams are also used to help educate people on the best ways to care for their teeth and gums.
Q. How can I protect my implant investment?
A. Just like your natural teeth, implanted supported crown teeth need to be well taken care of.
With lack of oral care at home, your gums around the implant can become irritated and red. This condition is the beginining of periodontal disease called gingivitis. When gingivitis occurs around an implant, it is called implant Mucositis. It can develp without any obvious symptoms. If left untreated, Mucositis can rapidly develp into peri-implantitis. This condition is irreversible and can lead to the implant becoming loose and eventually fail.