MARK SAWYER, DDS
Lakeshore Dental Associates
Living with missing teeth can be a chore. One or more missing have a negative impact on your comfort, confidence, oral health, and ultimately your quality of life. There is no reason to live with the inconvenience and discomfort. At Lakeshore Dental Associates, Dr. Mark Sawyer offers several tooth replacement options, but prefer dental implants.
Losing a tooth does more than leave a noticeable gap in your smile.
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is positioned surgically in your jawbone. Once it heals, a dental crown is placed on the implant to restore function and appearance. Your natural teeth are the best teeth, but a dental implant is the next best thing. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
Dr. Sawyer expertly places the implant in your jaw.
It is a process: as the implant heals, it fuses with surrounding bone and tissue.
When healing is complete after several months, the implant becomes a permanent part of your dental structure. It functions in the same way your tooth root did and prevents the breakdown of bone that occurs after tooth loss.
Dr. Sawyer uses state-of-the-art 3-D digital imaging technology to plan the precise placement of your dental implant in exactly the right location in your jaw.
How long it takes the implant to heal in your jaw varies from person to person, so the process can take anywhere from three to eight months. During this period that gives your implant its strength and stability.
Once the implant heals, we need to restore lost function by adding a dental restoration such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture. At Lakeshore Dental Associates we ensure: