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A 57-year-old male asked:

How can you get dental implants if you have periodontal disease?

10 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not the same: Implants and natural teeth are different. There is no periodontal ligament in an implant. The highly polished titanium is usually resistant to inflammation that is associated with periodontal disease. That said you do need to keep implants clean and free of plaque.
Dr. Alvis Burris
24 years experience
Implants: Not every patient with periodontist is excluded from implants. I would recommend at least two to three professional options.
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Need to control...: Your periodontal disease before considering dental implants. A good at home and in office dental hygiene regimen is a good start. Further treatmenr may be needed like periodontal surgery to get your condition under control.
Dr. Ryan Mendro
Dentistry - Periodontics 17 years experience
Yes, if controlled: I would not advise dental implants if you have active periodontal disease, called periodontitis. The same bacteria that cause periodontal disease and destroy the bone around teeth can destroy the bone around implants as well. However, if your periodontal disease is currently well controlled, studies have shown that you may be a candidate for dental implants.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Treat perio disease : Periodontal disease has various degrees of severity, but if you treat the teeth that have a good prognosis, maintain excellent home care and a rigorous recare schedule with your dentist, you can put your periodontal disease into remission. Than you can proceed to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, but you will always have to maintain that stellar level of oral hygiene!
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 21 years experience
Get rid of it: First get rid of your periodontal disease and then get your implants. You may need some bone grafting procedures done as well.
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Different system: The implants behave complitly different than a tooth, the surface texture and the way it attach to the bone allow us to minimize the risk of periodontal ( or periimplatitis) disese around an implant. It is very rare to find that disease in implants.
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 38 years experience
1st tx gum disease: If you have active periodontal disease, this is necessary to tx first. Once gum disease is treated and stabilized, the patient can then be treatment planned to replace missing teeth with dental implants.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Implants: It is important to treat the periodontal disease first and then the implants so any infections do not compromise the healing of the implants.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Shouldn't: You must first eliminate the disease. Often we will do this at the time of full arch extractions and implant placement. Get healthy, then get implants.Good Luck.

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Dental Implants: The answer to your question is best answered by the dentist(s) who are actually treating you and are aware of exactly what they plan for you.
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Best answer ^^^
Mar 7, 2015
Last updated Jul 5, 2015
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