Natural-looking dental implants are an amazing option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or are looking for an implant-supported restoration, dental implants do something that no other tooth replacement can – they replace the tooth both above and below the gumline.
When you get a dental implant, there can be a risk of developing gum disease around the artificial tooth attached to the implant. If this happens, and if it is allowed to progress, it could result in the implant needing to be removed or replaced. Dr. Jared Adams and the team at Cascadia Family Dental in Bend, Oregon, would like to tell you more about this.
When you develop periodontal disease around a dental implant, it is known as peri-implant disease. This known complication can occur with dental implants where the tissue around the implant becomes inflamed, adversely impacting the gum tissue. Much like regular gum disease, which occurs around natural teeth, peri-implant disease results from a build-up of harmful bacteria around the dental implant’s tooth prosthetic, typically a dental crown. When left undiagnosed and untreated, the hard and soft tissue around the implant can become damaged, impairing the longevity, function, and aesthetic of the implant.
Gum disease, which impacts a dental implant, can be split into two forms:
Gum disease can seriously complicate the success of your dental implant if left unchecked and untreated. If you want to learn more about dental implants, please call (541) 382-1279 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adams today.
With unwavering dedication, Dr. Jared Adams combines his extensive education, passion for dental wellness, and commitment to the highest ethical standards to create transformative smiles and foster enduring patient relationships.
Dr. Adams's journey began with a persistent childhood dream of becoming a dentist. He holds dual pre-dental degrees in Human Resources and Biology from Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University. Graduating from Loma Linda University with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013, Dr. Adams's commitment to excellence is evident through his pursuit of continuous learning, culminating in his recent achievement of the prestigious FAGD, a distinction held by only 3% of dentists nationwide.
Dr. Adams is an esteemed member of several dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, showcasing his dedication to staying at the forefront of dental advancements. In Dr. Jared Adams, you'll find a dentist whose expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness are evident not only in his professional achievements but also in the warmth and compassion he approaches patient care. Your smile is in capable hands.