Anyone missing one or more teeth understands how tooth loss can make you feel uncomfortable about smiling or eating in public. Current dental implant treatments can change your life. From a single missing tooth to an entire set of teeth, dental implants can restore your appearance, speech, nutrition, oral health and comfort.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it shrinks. Not only does this affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged. Dental implants prevent this premature aging.
Crowns, bridges and dentures address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown and bridge dentistry requires grinding down healthy teeth and leaves them at a much greater risk for cavities and tooth failure.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Like natural teeth, dental implants stop bone loss.
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Who is a candidate?
Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Please ask Dr. Sawyer to explain the benefits and the risks to see if implants are right for you.
Is implant placement painful?
No, dental implants are typically placed under local anesthesia. Most of the time it is completed in our office.
How soon can I return to work after treatment?
You may return to work the next day unless instructed otherwise by Dr. Sawyer. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.
How long does it take to place dental implants?
They may be placed in as little as 30-60 minutes depending on the number and the location of implants.
What if there is not enough bone or gum tissue for the dental implant?
A graft may be needed if Dr. Sawyer determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue.
Dr. Sawyer uses BioHorizons implants that are covered by a lifetime warranty. They are lightweight, durable, biocompatible and made from titanium. They are clinically-proven by some of the most thorough and in-depth research in the industry,
Dr. Sawyer offers single tooth implants, multiple teeth implants and patient-removable implant secured dentures.
Watch this short 5 minute video that explains a little more about this amazing treatment option.
Then contact us today for your implant consultation.