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Are you among the individuals contemplating the idea of dental implants but held back by the question: “Can I Have Dental Implants with Receding Gums?” It’s a question that’s piqued the curiosity of many seeking to restore their smiles and oral function.

Can I Have Dental Implants with Receding GumsCan Individuals with Receding Gums Get Dental Implants?

The answer is generally yes, with some considerations:

  • Evaluating Receding Gums: Before proceeding with dental implant surgery, your dentist will thoroughly assess the extent of your gum recession. Mild to moderate gum recession may not pose significant obstacles to the implantation process. However, severe gum recession may require additional steps.
  • Treatment for Receding Gums: If your gums have receded significantly, your dentist may recommend gum grafting before implant surgery. This procedure involves taking tissue from another part of your mouth (or a donor source) and attaching it to the receded area. This grafting process can help restore gum tissue, creating a suitable foundation for dental implants.
  • Bone Health Matters: Apart from gum health, the condition of your jawbone plays a vital role in determining your eligibility for dental implants. A healthy and robust jawbone is necessary to support the implants securely. In cases of bone loss, bone grafting or augmentation may be necessary to strengthen the jawbone.

The Benefits of Dental Implants for Patients with Receding Gums

Now that we’ve addressed the feasibility of dental implants for individuals with receding gums, let’s explore the benefits:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics and Confidence: Dental implants offer a remarkable improvement in aesthetics. They provide a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth, seamlessly blending with your existing teeth. For those with receding gums, this means a restoration of your smile to its former glory. This boost in aesthetics can significantly enhance your self-confidence, allowing you to smile without hesitation.
  • Improved Oral Functionality: One of the primary benefits of dental implants is their stability. Unlike traditional dentures, which may shift or slip, dental implants are securely anchored in your jawbone. This stability results in enhanced oral functionality. You can confidently enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about discomfort or limitations in chewing. Additionally, clear speech is easier to maintain, as dental implants do not interfere with your tongue’s movements.
  • Preservation of Oral Health: Dental implants play a crucial role in preserving your overall oral health, especially for those with receding gums. When a tooth is lost, it can lead to several issues, including further gum recession and bone loss. Dental implants act as placeholders, preventing these negative consequences. They stimulate the surrounding jawbone and gum tissue, helping to maintain their health and integrity. This proactive approach to oral health can prevent future complications and the need for additional dental work.
  • Long-Term Solution: Dental implants are renowned for their durability and longevity. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime. This longevity is particularly advantageous for individuals with receding gums, as it ensures a stable and reliable solution for their dental needs. Unlike other tooth replacement options that may require frequent adjustments or replacements, dental implants provide a long-term solution, reducing the hassle and cost of ongoing dental care.
  • Convenience and Comfort: Dental implants become a natural part of your oral structure. They do not require special cleaning routines or adhesives, as dentures often do. This convenience makes them a comfortable and hassle-free choice for individuals with receding gums. You can care for them just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

Assessment Needed

Dental implants can be a viable option for individuals with receding gums, provided that a comprehensive assessment by a qualified dentist like us is conducted. The incorporation of gum grafting and bone augmentation procedures can help overcome potential challenges, ensuring the success of dental implant surgery.

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Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants, Eilertsen Dental Care stands out for several reasons:

  • Expertise and experience: Our team of dental professionals have extensive training and experience in implant dentistry, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced technology and materials: We utilise state-of-the-art technology and high-quality materials for our dental implants, enhancing their longevity and aesthetic appeal.
  • Patient satisfaction and testimonials: Our patients’ smiles speak for themselves. We have a long list of satisfied patients who have regained their confidence and oral health through our dental implant treatments.

Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for your dental implants now. Book a consultation with us and take the first step towards restoring your smile with professionalism, expertise, and personalised care.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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