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Our dental professionals here at Westlake Family Dentistry strive to provide the best smile not only for you but your oral health as well. If you are looking to replace a tooth or replace an uncomfortable tooth, speak to Dr. Mike Choe and his associates about a dental implant.

Dental implants are part of the first steps to replacing your tooth. First, you discuss with your dentist which kind of installment is best for you, either a dental crown for one tooth or a dental bridge for multiple teeth. Then a match is made to your tooth’s shape, color, and the right fit with your other teeth. Your new tooth or teeth are made from materials consisting of metals or a ceramic resin. Discuss with your dentist what type of implant is best for you.

The surgical process for a dental implant is a simple one where a metal post is placed in your jaw and the tooth area to prepare for a dental crown or bridge (sometimes bone grafting is needed to prep the jawbone). The bone heals around the post to create a solid base for the artificial tooth to be placed. The healing process may last about several months or the tooth may be placed that day.

Speaking, eating, and chewing will be made easier with the addition of a dental implant to give you comfort and the look you want. Give Westlake Family Dentistry a call at 910-864-2944 to set up a time to meet with Dr. Mike Choe and his dental professionals. Our office in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will be happy to assist you with your dental care today!