Dental Implants in Fayetteville, NC
Are you looking to restore one or more of your teeth? Missing teeth can affect multiple aspects of your life including your appearance and dental health. Dental implants will provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile that will boost your self-confidence.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dr. Choe can use one or more dental implants to replace any number of missing teeth. A dental implant is made up of three parts — implant fixture, abutment, and crown, multi-tooth bridge, or full-arch denture. The implant fixture is a titanium root that’s attached directly to your jawbone. The abutment piece connects the implant fixture to your new tooth-like porcelain restoration.
Our Implant Solutions
We believe everyone deserves a full, functional smile. Whether you’re missing one tooth or a full arch, Dr. Choe will provide you with replacements that look just like your natural teeth.
At Westlake Family Dentistry we offer the following implant-supported tooth replacement solutions:
- Single tooth replacements — we’ll use one implant, topped with a single crown, to replace the missing tooth after extracting it if necessary.
- Multi-tooth Replacements — when you’re missing one or more teeth that are adjacent, Dr. Choe will use a dental implant bridge to connect them with multiple porcelain crowns.
- Full Arch Replacement — even if you’re missing one or both arches of teeth, we’ll replace them using multiple dental implants to support an entire full-arch denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Missing teeth can cause oral problems and facial structure changes, which is why dental implants will provide you with a variety of life-changing benefits.
Your new restorations will allow you to stop hiding your smile by eliminating the embarrassment caused by missing teeth. You’ll be more likely to attend social events and even have the self-confidence to create new relationships.
Dental implants are also beneficial to your health and can reduce the risk of gum disease, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Since missing teeth cause the gums to be vulnerable to bacteria, implants will protect the area. You’ll find that dental implants will help you live a longer, happier life.
Dental Implant FAQs
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants placed by Dr. Choe are designed to last a lifetime with proper oral care and regular check-ups to our office.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your dental implant treatment will vary from a variety of factors including how many implants are placed and if you require any preliminary procedures.
During your consultation with Dr. Choe, he’ll be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of your overall treatment.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
After your implants are placed, follow a soft food or liquid diet, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help with swelling, and take over-the-counter medications to help with the pain.
Once your initial healing period is complete, all you have to do to care for your dental implants is brush and floss as you do with your natural teeth.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are very safe since they’re made of a biocompatible material that naturally bonds with your jawbone to prevent bone loss.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Typically, dental insurance doesn’t cover the entire dental implant treatment but they may cover a portion of the costs. It’s best to discuss this with your insurance provider before you decide to move forward with treatment.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
In the case of a dental implant complication, you should give our office a call immediately so we can get you in for a check-up.
Contact Us About Candidacy
Anyone who is looking to achieve a stunning smile is a candidate for dental implants. Even if you’re lacking jaw bone density, dental implants will stimulate healthy jawbone growth through a process called osseointegration.
Contact us at our dental office in Fayetteville, NC to learn more about the positive effects of dental implants and find out if they’re right for you.