Are you missing teeth or have been told you may need to have some teeth pulled? Dental implants may be the best option for you to restore your smile and overall health. Considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone to prevent deterioration, give you a strong bite and provide a natural looking smile. By visiting our periodontist in Leesburg, VA, you can get a detailed evaluation of your mouth and learn more about dental implants.

Are you missing teeth but not sure if you qualify for dental implants? Take our quiz and find out!
 1.       How many missing teeth do you have?
 a.       One or two teeth.
 b.       Three to six teeth.
 c.       Six or more teeth.
 d.       I don’t have any teeth.

 2.       How long have you been missing teeth?
 a.       Just a few days.
 b.       Several weeks to a few months.
 c.       Several months to a few years.
 d.       Many years.

 3.       What kind of problems are you experiencing? Select all that apply.
 a.       Unhappy with the look of my smile.
 b.       Can’t speak clearly.
 c.       Natural teeth are loose or shifting.
 d.       Difficulty eating.

 4.       Do you have gum (periodontal) disease?
 a.       No, my gums are healthy.
 b.       No, I had gum disease treated before.
 c.       Yes, and I need treatment for it.
 d.       I don’t know.

 Follow this point guide: ·        
For every A, give yourself one point ·        
For every B, give yourself two points ·        
For every C, give yourself three points ·        
For every D, give yourself four points

Total up your number of points.

 4-6 Points: You may be qualified for dental implants right away!
 7-12 Points:  You might need bone grafting treatment before dental implant placement.
13+ Points: Speak to your doctor about All-on-4® dental implants to restore all your teeth.

Contact Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche, your local periodontist in Leesburg, VA, to discuss your results and find out more about dental implants, bone grafting or the All-on-4 dental implant options. With dental implants, you can have a beautiful and completely functional smile.