Dental Implants

Many people are familiar with titanium dental implants. Some patients would prefer to avoid having a metallic implant placed and previously these patients' desires were not able to be accommodated. That has changed now with the Nobel Pearl Zirconia dental implant Zirconia is a ceramic that is white in color and has been proven to be an effective dental implant material.  Advantages of a dental implant made of zirconia is natural aesthetics, improved attachment to gum tissue, and low plaque affinity.   Dental implants are indicated to replace either a single tooth, or in some cases, multiple teeth. For anyone desiring a dental implant, whether constructed of titanium or zirconia, we would recommend a consult with us to evaluate the amount of bone present and space available for dental implant placement. Schedule...

Immediate Tooth Replacement As we age, our teeth become more brittle. As a result, fracture lines can form and teeth can break, frequently at the gum line. This process is accelerated if you have had a root canal or your teeth have been veneered or crowned. If this happens, many times it is not possible to save the tooth. As improbable as it sounds, it is sometimes possible to remove a single tooth, place a dental implant and within 2 days, have a natural appearing tooth attached to the implant. This is possible because of improved implant materials and design and our expanding knowledge of the biology of bone healing and implant integration. What this means for you is that should you have the unsettling experience of breaking a front tooth,...

This past year the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, or AAOMS, held their annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. As a yearly opportunity, Dr. Robert Guyette and Dr. Mark Beehner took several staff members to the event. This was the 100th anniversary of AAOMS and the staff had a wonderful opportunity to hear about the history of AAOMS and the doctors who have worked in the OMS specialty. Dr. Guyette, Dr. Beehner, and the staff members had the opportunity to explore new techniques and applications related to the procedures that relate to Dental Implants and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Guyette and Dr. Beehner are committed to continuing education and growth as it relates to the Guyette Surgery Center. Our staff attended classes in anesthesia assistant skills, new procedures and...

What is it and whom should I see? Over the past 10 years, the "Teeth-in-a-Day" concept has exploded on the scene around the world. Conceived in Sweden and popularized in Portugal, this treatment has been as close to a miracle as we can get for people suffering from failing teeth. Failing teeth can take the form of decayed, broken, or  multiple missing teeth.  Traditional dentistry teaches that we should keep as many teeth as possible for as long as possible. In some people, however, there comes a time when spending more money trying to save their own teeth, without achieving a beautiful smile and the ability to eat what they want, no longer makes sense. "Teeth-in-a-Day" allows a patient, in a single surgical procedure, to leave the office with beautiful...

Has a dentist told you that you'd benefit from dental implants, but the idea of a weeks-long procedure and possibly months of awkward healing isn’t your idea of cutting-edge dentistry? At Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery, we offer the new All-on-4 dental implants where you can get “teeth in a day” that genuinely look, act, and feel like your natural teeth. Traditional dental implants offer fantastic, often lifelong results, but the initial appointments can be intense. They require the extraction of a tooth that’s damaged beyond repair (if a tooth is still present) and the grafting of a dental post onto the jaw bone. Next, the mouth needs to heal for several weeks while patients are fitted with a temporary replacement tooth. Finally, sometimes months after the first invasive...

The Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery offices in Scottsdale and Avondale, Arizona are the country’s leading experts in facial and oral surgery. Board certified with over 25 years of experience, including 13 consecutive years voted Top Dentist. Did you know that not everyone who offers microneedling, Botox or Dysport injections, laser hair removal, and a variety of Medi-Spa options is an MD? Or that even fewer of them are board certified? When you’re addressing facial issues and concerns, you deserve the very best. Dr. Robert Guyette is both an MD and DMD, which gives patients not only peace of mind but the absolute best experience, skills, and expertise from virtually every facial procedure from mouth reconstruction  to facelifts. Time to Face the Facts When your facial expert is trained as both...

When it comes to enhancing the overall health and appearance of your smile, the best option to consider is a full mouth reconstruction. This will involve the combination of multiple dental care procedures in order to restore and enhance the overall condition of a person's mouth. When you meet with a Scottsdale oral surgeon and dental health specialist, you will be able to learn more about full mouth reconstructions in greater detail. Right now, we'd like to look at some of the basics of full mouth reconstruction treatment so you understand what to expect and how it can help you. Custom Comprehensive Dental Treatment We should note that every full mouth reconstruction is customized to the patient. Since each patient has different needs, we want to make sure that these...

The gums are an extremely important part of your mouth that many people take for granted. It's true that healthy teeth is important, but the gums can make a lot of difference in terms of dental health and dental aesthetics. When you meet with a skilled Scottsdale oral surgeon to discuss an issue related to the soft tissues in the mouth, we will be sure to listen to you and offer the best advice for solid dental care going forward. One treatment option that may be helpful to some patients is dental crown lengthening. We'd like to take a moment to focus on this treatment right now. What is dental crown lengthening? Dental crown lengthening is a procedure that is performed to remove gum tissue from around a tooth in order...