Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2015
Jean-Claude Kharmouche, DMD, and Justin Hardison, DMD, MSc, are pleased to announce the expansion of their periodontal practice. Denture patients who want dental implants in Leesburg, VA, can now take advantage of the most advanced procedures. For some, traditional implants may not be an option because of insufficient bone density. However, Implant Supported Dentures and the All-on-4™ technique make it possible for many individuals to enjoy a full set of natural teeth immediately.
The jawbone requires the stimulation provided by the pressure of tooth roots during chewing motions to maintain healthy density. When a tooth is lost, the gums heal over the empty socket, but underneath, the bone begins to deteriorate, altering the shape of the jaw and compromising the foundation of the surrounding teeth. Traditional dentures adhere to the gums with paste and do not assist in the prevention of bone loss, eventually leading to shrinkage of an ill-fitting plate that slips and clicks causing embarrassment. Typical dental implants in Leesburg, VA, are anchored to the bone with a post that emulates a tooth root and encourages oral health.
For some, the deterioration of bone structure creates difficulties for the periodontist to enable a secure environment the implant. However, with the revolutionary technology using the All-on-4™ technique, Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison are able to place just four posts in the jaw at an angle that maximizes the bone stimulation, providing an anchor for the dental plate. A temporary plate is provided, allowing the patient to leave the office with a set of fully functional teeth. After the posts have healed, a permanent plate is affixed to the posts.
Individuals who wear dentures in Leesburg, VA, who would like to learn more about dental implants and the All-on-4™ technique can find information on the periodontists’ website.
About the Doctors
Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Sterling and Gainesville, VA. Dr. Kharmouche received his DMD Degree from Boston University in 1993 and graduated from the Periodontal Department at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1997. Dr. Kharmouche has been serving periodontal patients in sterling since 2000 and in Gainesville since 2008. Dr. Justin Hardison earned his degree in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2009 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hardison is also a graduate of the Department of Periodontology at the Medical College of Virginia where he earned his Certificate and MSc in Science in 2012. To learn more about Drs. Kharmouche and Hardison and the dental services they provide, visit their website at http://www.perioperio.com or call the Sterling Office at (703) 774-9141 or the Gainesville office at (703) 468-0539.