Dental Implants and Gum Disease
- Posted on: Apr 1 2013
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue, though they do make even the whitest, brightest smile look unattractive. They put you at risk of more serious oral health issues down the road.. Fortunately, Dr. Lindsey Marshall can replace the missing teeth of her Ardmore-area patients with attractive and sturdy dental implants, a dental tool she has more than a decade of experience using.
Dr. Marshall will be able to answer all of your dental implant questions at your initial consultation and before you undergo the procedure. However, it’s important to emphasize that proper dental hygiene and maintenance are still crucial after receiving your dental implants.
Gum disease affects almost 30 percent of the adult American population, and even patients with dental implants have to take the steps necessary to ensure they don’t become part of that list.
Like your natural teeth, dental implants are vulnerable to gum disease and plaque. Your gums are the foundation of your dental health, and if they aren’t sound then it may affect the long-term viability of your dental implants and general oral health.
Luckily, preventing plaque and gum disease and keeping your new dental implants healthy is a relatively simple task. Maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing and visit Dr. Marshall for frequent, regularly scheduled cleanings and your smile will remain bright and photogenic.
As gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss, Dr. Marshall will have to get your gum disease under control before she can provide you with a dental implant.
If you’re an Ardmore, Pennsylvania resident considering dental implants, please contact Dr. Lindsey Marshall, DMD, to arrange a consultation.
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