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Dental Implants – Questions and Answers

Dr. Lu of Alexandria Dental Care is pleased to answer the many dental related questions of her patients from Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. This section provides questions and answers for many frequently asked questions regarding dental implants.


What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth.

Am I a candidate for implants?
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Dr Lu, as an Alexandria implant dentist can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.

Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available. Dr Lu, as an Alexandria implant dentist will know which implant is the right one for you.

Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Dr. Lu will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.

Will this take a long time?
Treatment time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Each situation needs a separate evaluation; Dr. Lu will be able to give you an approximate timetable.

 

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