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Your Dental Implant Questions – Answered

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A smile that’s missing a tooth can be anxiety-inducing.

Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced with the help of dental implants. Implants look just like your natural tooth and provide strong health benefits in the long run. Here are a few top questions you may have about dental implants in Leesburg, VA:

1.       When Would I Need Dental Implants?

If you need a tooth removed or one is missing, dental implants may be a good option for you. Your dentist will discuss the pros and cons of procedures with you to determine the best course of treatment.

2.       How Long Will My Implant Last For?

When placed properly and followed with a good oral hygiene routine, your implant could last for many years. Studies show that 95% of implants last for more than 20 years.

3.       If Periodontal Disease Made Me Lose Teeth, Can I Still Have Implants?

Yes! Even if you do have periodontal disease, you are likely to retain enough bone for a dental implant. If more bone is needed, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary. Once enough new bone has been regenerated, your periodontist can place your dental implants.

4.       Are There Side Effects with Implants?

There may be minimal side effects. If you need implants towards the back of your jaw, there is a risk of injury to your mandibular nerve. The nerve runs through your lower jaw, right from behind your last tooth to just behind your canine tooth. Your dentist will discuss possible side effects with you before you agree to treatment and develop an ideal placement plan to avoid this possible side effect.

Whether you are just thinking about dental implants or you want to find out more about dental implants in Leesburg, VA, give Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche & Dr. Justin Hardison a call today to book a consultation and find out if you’re a suitable candidate.

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