What happens if implant gum problems are not treated?
Perimplantitis progresses painlessly on the whole and most patients do not notice the damage it is doing. There is strong evidence to show that bone loss is rapid in cases that are not treated. This will lead to recession around implants, exposure of the grey metallic portion of the implant and gaps appearing between the teeth. The longer the condition is left untreated; the more complicated the treatment can become and the higher the risk of total implant failure.