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Gum Growing Over Implant Post—Is it Normal?

Dec 27

It is normal for gum tissue to grow over an implant post and even a cosmetic dentist would tell you the same. This is a sign that the implant is successfully integrated into the surrounding bone and soft tissues. 


There shouldn't be any health issues due to the gum's subtle color or texture difference from the natural teeth surrounding it. In some circumstances, your cosmetic dentist might need to trim the extra gum tissue to ensure it doesn't affect the implant's appearance or functionality. 


Ask your cosmetic dentist for help if you are worried about the amount of tissue developing over your implant. They can assist in determining whether any action is required. An implant's surrounding gums must be taken care of to keep the implant healthy and comfortable. 


Regular dental checkups, flossing, and brushing can all contribute to the strength and health of your implant. In addition, your dentist can offer guidance on how to keep your implant post and gums healthy. You can ensure your implant is a long-lasting complement to your smile by maintaining appropriate oral hygiene practices.


The Impact of Dental Implants on the Gums


Your gums will progressively grow around the dental implants as you recover from receiving implants so they can support you just like your natural teeth do. To ensure that the gums do not completely encircle the implant, your cosmetic dentist will also keep an eye on your gum development during the healing and recovery process.


To ensure the gums support the healing around the dental implant, you can be given a temporary crown or another healing abutment. It may take many months for dental implants to recover, and throughout that time, your dentist will want to keep an eye on how your gums are responding to the implant frequently. 


Dentists use modern technology to choose the ideal location for your dental implant. They can also track how your gums react to the implant and ensure you get the desired results.


The Importance of Healthy and Nutritious Gums


Did you know that having healthy gums can greatly reduce the likelihood of developing bad breath? 


Along with supporting your teeth, brushing, flossing, and gargling with mouthwash or an antiseptic rinse all assist your gums. On the other hand, plaque that accumulates between your teeth can harm your gums and promote the growth of bacteria, which can lead to bad breath.


While diseased gums may be a darker shade of red and more likely to bleed when you brush or floss, healthy gums are pink and firm. Gums assist in defending your teeth and shielding them from disease-causing microorganisms. Brushing your teeth and flossing every morning and night helps encourage healthy gums. 


Plaque and bacteria are removed by swishing mouthwash around in your mouth to prevent them from forming on your teeth and gums. Healthy gums shield your roots and maintain the health of your teeth.


Gums Around Implants


When our teeth and gums are in good health, we don't hesitate to grin widely, but if you have a chipped or missing tooth, you should chat to your dentist about your alternatives to feel more confident again. One option to replace a missing or damaged tooth with a new tooth that blends in with your remaining teeth is with implants.


But it's also crucial that the gums supporting your teeth are strong and able to adapt to this new alteration. For your gums to support the new tooth the same way they do the surrounding teeth, a dental implant must be fixed to a metal post that is screwed into your jaw. You might be curious about how the entire procedure works and whether your gums regenerate around implants. 


Call in the experts to discover more about the effect and significance of healthy gums on dental implants and to discuss any worries you may have with your dentist regarding your dental implants.


At Cascade Dental, we provide a range of cosmetic dental treatments to assist patients in improving the look of their teeth and achieving their ideal smile. You can receive a cosmetic operation from one of our specialists on practically any budget because of the variety of treatments they provide.


Call us to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist