Frequently Asked Questions
You have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, and your periodontist has recommended periodontal surgery. Like many patients, you may have some concerns, and that's what we're here for. It's important for you to find answers to your questions before surgery, because knowing what lies ahead will enable you to actively participate in your health care decisions. You'll be one step closer to a healthy mouth and a happy smile.
What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or bridges?
Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth. Esthetic Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
Tooth-saving Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health
Confidence Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.
Reliable The success rate to dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Why do I need Periodontal Surgery?
You need periodontal surgery because your periodontist has determined that the tissues around your teeth are unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
How long will it take to heal?
It's important to follow the doctor's instructions. Patients generally can expect to enjoy their normal routine the following day. Talk with your periodontist about any special post-operative considerations you may have, such as diet, exercise or follow-up medications. This will help to minimize disruption of your daily activities.
Will insurance cover the surgery?
Many insurance plans pay a portion of periodontal services. Your periodontal health is important, so talk to your periodontist about payment options. Oftentimes, our office staff will work with your insurance company to secure maximum benefits.