A dental implant is basically a false tooth consisting of a dental crown on top of a post which is affixed to the jaw. Durable and lifelike, implants are not affected by cavities like real teeth but are not immune to the effects of gum disease.
However, implants can help stave off gum disease because they stimulate the jawbone which is responsible for:
– Keeping teeth healthy
– Maintaining gums in good condition
– Regenerating connective tissue
A strong jawbone helps promote dental health and your dentist will always ensure “gums are healthy before considering dental implants” and further reading on this topic can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/dental-implants/.