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Traditional restorations such as bridges and dentures are a trusted way to replace missing teeth but they do not prevent bone loss.
With dental implants, the doctors at Smile Designer of Leesburg in Leesburg, VA, can secure your restoration and keep your jawbone healthy.
Learn how dental implants can help you...
Why Do We Recommend
the Treatment So Often?
Implants Can Last for Life
If you practice good oral hygiene and attend regular check-ups at our office, your implants could last for decades. We can also evaluate the integrity of your crown, bridge, or denture during these visits and recommend any repairs or replacements.
Implants Protect the Jaw
Traditional restorations only replace the portion of a tooth above the gum line, but dental roots play a vital role in your health. Implants replicate these structures so the jaw continues to receive the nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy.
Implants Provide Security
Traditional dentures are notorious for slipping out of place at critical moments, like speaking in public or playing with your grandchildren. Implants securely anchor your denture in place so you can smile openly and speak with confidence.
Why Choose Implants
over Traditional Restorations?
For patients with any level of tooth loss, dental implants are widely considered the closest thing to natural teeth. They mimic the function of tooth roots while delivering the stimulation the jawbone needs to stay healthy, strong, and full. Unlike traditional restorations, dental implants prevent jawbone recession and help you keep a youthful, filled-out facial structure.
This sounds great, but do I even qualify for dental implants?
for Patients Considering Dental Implants
Good Oral Health
Before completing your implant treatment, our dentists will evaluate your smile and identify any oral health issues like gum disease, cavities, or infection, which could interfere with implant treatment. Fortunately, we can treat virtually all of these issues in-office to give you a healthy foundation.
Good Overall Health
Because implant placement requires oral surgery, you will need to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. This means you will need to stop smoking, as smoking increases the likelihood of implant failure. If you are diabetic, you will need to have stable glucose levels prior to dental implant surgery.
Good Jawbone Density
To ensure long-lasting, successful results, implants must be placed in healthy, dense jawbone tissue. If you have some degree of jawbone recession, we may recommend bone augmentation prior to implant placement. Patients whose implants are placed in grafted tissue typically experience similar success rates to those with implants placed in non-grafted bone tissue.
Other dentists offer dental implants, so why should I choose your Leesburg office for my treatment?
in the Comfort of Your Hometown
At our practice, you can receive customized, state-of-the-art dental implant treatment from a board-certified implant surgeon in the convenience of your hometown. We can perform your treatment from start to finish, allowing you to undergo the full treatment under one roof.
Each implant restoration consists of a titanium post, a connecting abutment, and a custom-made restoration...
Our Leesburg office uses the latest technology to give you the best possible care...
to Enhance Your Results
Although we are conveniently located, we are not your typical dental office. Our practice is equipped with the latest tools in dentistry, including:
CEREC® for same-day restorations
DIAGNOdent® for more accurate cavity detection
Digital X-rays for fast results and minimized radiation
3-D computed tomography (CT) for more precise, accurate implant placement
By using this technology, we can make your dental implant treatment faster, more comfortable, and more precise.
How do I know which type of dental implant treatment is right for me?
Types of Dental Implant Treatment
There are a variety of dental implant types available. The optimal type for you will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth, as well as factors such as your budget, concerns, and goals. The treatment options offered at Smile Designer of Leesburg include:
Teeth in a Day
Patients with badly damaged or decayed teeth can undergo a tooth extraction and tooth replacement with implants in one day.
Using only four implants, Dr. Han can attach a temporary full arch in just one appointment so that you never have to go without teeth.
During this type of implant surgery, a patient can come into our office and have all damaged teeth extracted. Dr. Han will then placed four to eight dental implants, and the patient can go home with temporary dentures.
In addition to implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures, Dr. Han provides hybrid dentures. These advanced prosthetics are fixed to the jaws, which means you do not have to remove them for cleaning or as part of your nightly routine. While hybrid dentures offer increased convenience, they require a larger number of implants than other treatment options for support.
Patients who want fewer implants may prefer overdentures. Overdentures can also improve your bite and facial structure, but are easier to clean than hybrid dentures. As a trained Periodontal Prosthetics dentist, Dr. Han can help you choose which type of restoration is best suited to your needs, budget, and goals. We can also perform full mouth reconstructions in-office. These customizable treatment plans include a variety of reconstructive procedures tailored to address your unique needs.
What to Expect During Treatment
Dr. Han has undergone extensive training in implant dentistry, which allows him to place your implants himself rather than referring your treatment to an outside specialist. If you require preparatory treatment such as an extraction, bone graft, sinus lift, or gum surgery, Dr. Han can provide those procedures in-office as well.
At our practice, you can receive customized, state-of-the-art dental implant treatment from a board-certified implant surgeon.
Once you are fully healed from any preparatory procedures, Dr. Han can perform your implant surgery. To begin, Dr. Han will create an incision in your gums. He will then embed the implants in your jawbone and suture the gums back together. In some cases, a temporary restoration may be placed. Thanks to careful planning using our cone beam computed tomography scanner and various sedation options, Dr. Han can complete this procedure precisely and with minimal discomfort.
During a healing period of four to six months, the posts will fuse with the bone during a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, you can have your permanent crown, bridge, or denture secured in place.
Smile Designer of Leesburg
Our practice has been proudly serving the Leesburg community for over 35 years. Dr. Daniel Han, Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, and Dr. Khanh (Bella) Nguyen have been voted as Top Dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine and are affiliated with:
American Board of Periodontology
American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
American Association of Orthodontics
American Board of Prosthodontics
Reach out online or call (703) 777-1162 to schedule your initial consultation today.