Posted on 4/8/2019 5:07 PM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
If you’re living with receding gums, you need to know that they don’t get better on their own. Recovery involves intervention. Even if your gum recession is minor enough to be reversed with stimulation and care, it takes treatments that eliminate the underlying problem. Usually, this is gum disease, and a periodontist like Dr. Cueva is specially trained to address those issues. Periodontists also receive extra training in the procedures that address the reconstruction of gum tissue after permanent damage from extreme forms of receding gums.
Health Risks From Receding Gums
If left unaddressed, receding gums will create progressively complex health complications for the patient, some of which have serious risks associated with them.
· Tooth loss
· Permanent gum and jawbone tissue loss
· Dietary problems from ...
Posted on 4/8/2019 11:18 AM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
Gum disease affects approximately half of the adult population in the United States, even people who brush and floss their teeth regularly. What happens when regular visits to your periodontist show that the disease is progressing? The good news is that there have been many advancements in the treatment of gum disease, and Dr. Marco Cueva and the staff at Texas Implant & Periodontic Center may be able to help you come up with an effective plan.
About Gum Disease
Gum disease occurs when bacteria build up on the teeth. Usually, you can get rid of most of this buildup with efficient brushing and flossing. Bi-yearly visits to your periodontist can also help to maintain the health of your teeth. If it starts to get out of control, there are treatment options such as scaling and root planing to get rid of excess plaque and calculus. Gum surgery is an option for advanced periodontitis, but Dr. Cueva may also mention laser dentistry.
Advantages to Laser Dentistry
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Posted on 1/3/2019 4:29 PM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
If you have missing teeth, it’s more than just your confidence that will suffer. While the aesthetic problems associated with missing teeth are difficult, the reality is that there are also physical problems that can destroy your oral health over time. Fortunately, Dr. Cueva offers dental implants to help solve three common problems that come from missing teeth.
1. Bone Loss
When a tooth goes missing, there is no longer a root in the jawbone to stimulate bone growth. Over time, this can cause the bone to deteriorate and lead to significant bone loss in the jaw that may require a graft to place an implant.
Implants are titanium rods that are placed directly in the jawbone and function as the root would. They connect with the bone in such a way that it continues to grow and maintain the shape of your face.
2. Poor Oral Health
When you have missing teeth, it can be hard to clean your teeth properly. Even if you brush and floss regularly and appropriately, there ...
Posted on 12/6/2018 12:03 PM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may be prone to developing gum disease, which can lead to gum recession and additional oral and physical health problems. While most cases of gum disease can be headed off if they are caught early, some require more intense treatment to repair the gums and save the teeth.
What Is Gum Recession?
As the gum tissue margin that surrounds the teeth pulls back or away from the teeth, more of the tooth and the root are exposed. This creates gaps or pockets between the gum line and the teeth and makes it easy for bacteria to collect and build up. Without treatment, the supporting bone and tissue structures can be seriously damaged, even resulting in tooth loss.
One of the main problems with gum recession is that very few people realize they have it until it is a serious problem, as it is a common dental issue. The first symptom of recession is gum sensitivity or teeth that look longer than they should. Recession is not something you should ignore, ...
Posted on 11/8/2018 8:13 AM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
If you deal with some form of gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis, we have a solution for you that is minimally invasive and offers great results. Gum disease can lead to more serious health problems and poor oral health when not treated early. To counteract the negative effects of gum disease, Dr. Marco Cueva offers laser dentistry treatment.
The Dangers of Gum Disease
It is estimated that 20-30 percent of adults have gum disease that is serious enough that they may have to have teeth pulled, but this is just one of the dangers of leaving the disease untreated. Research shows a connection between poor gum health and the following:
• Certain cancer
• Poor pregnancy outcome
• Heart disease
While scientists have found no direct link between gum disease and these conditions, this highlights the importance of treating gum disease as early as possible. This keeps the rest of your body healthy and your teeth intact.
Posted on 10/2/2018 11:57 AM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
Losing multiple teeth is a common occurrence as you age. When you lose all or most of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, your ability to speak and eat is hampered. Fortunately, there are tooth replacement options that can give you a full set of functioning teeth so you can continue to eat the foods you love and communicate clearly. You’re probably familiar with traditional dentures, but did you know there is a more comfortable, natural-looking option when it comes to full-arch tooth replacement/ All-on-4 dental implants are reliable, fully functional and known to last for years. Here are a few reasons to choose All-on-4 dental implants over traditional dentures.
All-on-4 dental implants use several implant posts to hold a prosthesis in place. These posts give the prosthesis impressive strength and durability. If you take good care of your All-on-4 implants and have a skilled periodontist place them, they will last for many years.
Since the All-on-4 dental implant system is secu ...
Posted on 9/6/2018 3:56 PM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
Autumn begins on September 22nd. A new season is a time for new beginnings. If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks now, then you should consider the advantages of dental implants. Dr. Marco Cueva is an experienced periodontist who specializes in dental implants, so learn as much as you can about this beneficial dental restoration to see if it is right for you.
Dental Implants Allow You To Eat Without Discomfort
A gap in your smile, regardless of whether it is in the front or back, can severely limit the types of foods you can eat. Most people will find it difficult to consume vegetables, nuts and steak. With Thanksgiving only a couple months away, you do not want to miss out on all the delicious food because you still have missing teeth. It takes a while for the implant site to heal, so getting this restoration done now increases the chances you will be able to eat what you want during the holidays.
Dental Implants Let You Smile With Confidence
When many people lose a tooth, they do not want to ...
Posted on 7/9/2018 12:31 PM By Texas Implant & Periodontic Center
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. Continue reading to learn the benefits of receiving dental implants!