Q:I lost several teeth to gum disease. What can I do now?
A:When one or several teeth are missing due to periodontal disease, dental implants are an effective option. If the bone is strong enough to provide a suitable anchor for the prosthetic tooth, the implant can be placed. However, if the bone is severely eroded, bone grafts may be performed by the periodontist to provide a suitable anchor for the new tooth/teeth.
Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.