Dr. Robert Guyette is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon and dentist serving the greater Phoenix valley. As an expert in dental implants, Dr. Guyette and Dr. Mark Beehner utilize their unique training and experience to help patients with their dental implants to achieve beautiful results.
Whether you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth removed and replaced, a dental implant may be the perfect option. In fact, modern dental technology can restore your quality of life with teeth that are strong, look beautiful, and feel like natural teeth.
Unlike a dental bridge, when placing an implant, the teeth on either side of your missing tooth are left intact. As long as you are in good health and there is an adequate amount of bone to support the implant, you should expect the dental implant to last you for years, possibly even a lifetime. The implanted tooth will feel like your own. See implant before/after photos.
The team at Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery can determine whether or not there is enough bone in place to support placing a dental implant the same day as a tooth is surgically removed. This is especially desirable for patients who need a single tooth replacement in a front facing tooth.
In other cases, replacing a single tooth with an implant may involve a little time. While the final implant results are well worth the time and effort that you need to put into the dental implant process, it is important that you’re well aware of the timeline associated with this treatment option. After the damaged tooth is removed, the jawbone is covered with gum tissue which requires time to heal. Dr. Robert Guyette will then put in the permanent dental crown.
Most patients would prefer the single tooth replacement process, it creates beautiful results in a shortened timeframe, in contrast to patients who do not have enough bone and need that built up before an implant can be installed. Should you not be a candidate for same day replacement, Dr. Robert Guyette and your dentist will work together to fabricate a temporary tooth that will stay in place until the porcelain crown can be permanently placed.
I just experienced the way dentistry should be treated....I had a procedure that I was not looking forward to doing and I was treated like I was going into a spa! No kidding! The only thing missing were my slippers...great experience for something that I was not looking forward to doing. Everything was a 10 out of 10!
- Tob B