Some patients who suffer from gum disease require root planing. This is a dental technique to remove plaque below the gumline, along with calculus – the name for hardened plaque. These substances inflame the tissue around the root of the teeth, leading to further dental problems and the potential of tooth loss.
The process involves smoothing the bumps on the tooth root, which is why it is called “root planing.” This treatment is a very important part of maintaining good oral health for patients who have already developed gum disease and can allow them to avoid losing their teeth in the future, as well as issues such as inflamed gums and receding gums.
The primary reasons for considering an All-on-4 are obvious. You will regain the functional benefits of natural teeth and improve your general oral health. You will regain a healthy-looking, natural smile and the confidence and ease with others that comes with that.
Are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. It has been estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. A single tooth implant offers you the opportunity to replace a missing tooth with a permanent, fixed tooth that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to care for your implant in the same way as you care for your other teeth.