I have gum disease that is hereditary can I have a dental implant
Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth provided you have enough bone for them to go into. Even if you don’t there are techniques to increase the bone in an area to allow for an implant to be placed. Sometimes teeth can be removed and implants placed immediately with the new tooth on top. Sometimes the immediate implant needs to be left for several weeks before the new tooth can be placed. Sometimes the old tooth needs to be removed and the area allowed to heal before the implant can be placed, and this in turn has to be left for several weeks before the new tooth can be placed.
You will be pleased to know that in all of the cases above it is usual to give you some type of temporary denture or temporary bridge whilst the healing is taking place.