Gums, Teeth and Dental Implants

Gum health is important to the maintenance of your teeth and dental implants. The gum tissue acts like a protective turtle neck that helps to keep bacteria at bay. Did you ever notice that your gums may be receding so that you can see the spacings between the teeth? This little protective piece of gum tissue shaped like a triangle is called a papillae.

The bigger your smile, the more important it is to preserve the gum tissue between your teeth and dental implants for it to look realistic. There are techniques to preserve as much gum and bone tissue at the time of dental implant placement such as the “immediate dental implant” technique which is a dental implant placed at the same time of tooth removal.

For more information about dental implants, contact our Bowmanville dentists today 905-697-1118

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