Dental Implants And The Devices They Support

When a person has lost one or more teeth, their dentist is likely to present them with multiple tooth-replacement options. Although each option may be significantly different, they may all incorporate the use of dental implants. Here is some information about dental implants and the types of devices they support. What Is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is a titanium device that replaces the missing roots of a lost tooth.

Can Dental Implants Contribute To Gum Disease?

Gingivitis is an unpleasant inflammation of your gums that can precede a more serious infection. It can be traced back to the health of your teeth—namely the oral bacteria that has formed a harmful biofilm (dental plaque) on your teeth. This plaque can harden and become tartar, and the tooth may be actively decaying under this bacteria. Uncontrolled bacteria will also aggravate your gums, leading to gingivitis and more serious periodontal infections.