Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss. What's the big deal?
When teeth are lost, it can be devastating. Having a natural looking smile is a sign of good health. Losing teeth to periodontal problems challenges that.
“When teeth are lost to Periodontal disease it affects a patient’s appearance, speech, ability to chew, self-esteem and overall health,” says Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri from her Chino, California Cosmetic Dental Practice.
“But there are ways to help patients keep a healthy smile.”
“When tooth loss occurs it doesn’t have to affect your self-esteem and general health,” continues Dr. Cherukuri.www.chinosmiles.com
Dental implants are generally made of titanium, so they are well tolerated by patients. The surgical placement of the implant is an in-office procedure, done with a local anesthetic. “Patients are surprised at the ease of the procedure,” say Dr. Cherukuri. “After the surgical placement there is a waiting period for the implant to integrate to the bone and then a natural looking crown, bridge or denture will be placed to give the patient their smile back.”
Tooth loss doesn’t have to affect your health and appearance. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, give us a call and learn how we can help.