My mother has gum disease, but would like to have dental implants, is the possible?

Hi, I am writing on behalf of my mum she has gum disease and has been told that her gums are not fit for implants, the gums are also receeding some of her teeth have started to fall out others are very loose and she is struggling eating much because she fears her teeth will fall out. So we just wanted to know what her options are, she has a vey sensitive pallete and she doesn’t know whether she would be able to wear dentures due to her wretching. Hopefully you will be able to shed a bit of light as it is really distressing my mum. Thank you.
In most cases the suitability for dental implants is rarely a yes or no answer. The way that dental implants can be used may be restricted but good options may be available.
It is true that it is not a good idea to mix dental implants in patients with active gum disease, but removing the teeth and replacing with implant supported dentures is suitable for many people with a pronounced wretching problem.
In cases were available bone is restricted, mini implants or bone grafting are issues.
The question “am I suitable for dental implants to permanantly fix my teeth and avoid dentures?” give the answer that you were told. However in your mothers case she needs a plan and dental implant supported dentures is a comprimise to investigate.
Costs vary a great deal but a budget of £4,000 -8,000 covers most cases of upper and lower complete dentures supported by implants.
I am happy to give a free initial consultation if required. Contact our Birmingham City Centre Practice on 0121 643 0610 for details.


Dr Rob Tennet

Dr Rob Tennet St Johns Dental Practice 18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ Web:
February 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Tracie Brown Says :

Hi There
I have the same problem but my bottom teeth seem to be ok, I quit smoking 6 months ago and I’m really noticing the difference however I lost 2 back teeth last year and now 4 of my front teeth are loose, the thought of removable dentures really upsets me, I would be grateful for any advise.

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