70+ million people in the U.S. are missing one or more teeth – that’s a huge percentage of the population. In the past, many people opted for a bridge and dentures to repair their missing tooth. Today, the treatment of choice for replacing these missing teeth is dental implants, as they look and perform just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are placed into the bone; there is no artificial plastic on the roof of your mouth, and there is no need for adhesives or denture creams, as with dentures or even partial dentures. Dental implants do not impact other healthy teeth in your mouth the way a dental bridge would.
You will also find that dental implants preserve your facial structure and help to maintain your appearance. When one tooth or multiple teeth are lost, the bone around the missing teeth begins to erode and weaken. Over time, this can result in the loss of other teeth and the deterioration of your dental health. When many teeth are missing, your jaw can experience atrophy, resulting in facial features that look sunken. You may experience premature wrinkling of the face.
By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you will find that you can eat what you want, which will help you maintain proper nutrition for a healthy diet. You will experience a confidence when chewing, smiling, speaking and a general feeling of enjoyment with the natural appearance of your dental implants supported teeth.
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Your start to a new smile is with Dr. Robert Guyette and his staff at the Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery, located in both Scottsdale and Avondale. Call our office today for your consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Guyette will determine if you are a good candidate for the dental implant procedure. He will examine your mouth and look at x-rays. He may request a Cone Beam CT scan, which we have available in our Scottsdale office. Dr. Guyette will review your medical history with you, to see if there are any conditions that may prevent you from being a good candidate for dental implants. See dental implant before/after photos.
If the dental implant procedure is the right choice for you, your surgical appointment will be scheduled. Most of our patients tell us that there is very little discomfort during the implant placement or following the procedure. A prescription for pain medication will be given as a preventative measure, to be taken as needed. Most of our patients return to work the next day without complications.
Dr. Guyette works closely with your dentist to assure that the final restoration of the implant looks natural and beautiful. Why not give our office a call today to get started on your new smile.