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,...
When patients have a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatment can be used to correct the problem. However, for some patients, orthodontic treatment such as braces is only one step in the treatment process. If alignment problems extend beyond the teeth, to the jaw bone, surgery may be required to get your jaw properly aligned. Scottsdale oral surgeon Robert F. Guyette performs orthognathic surgery to align the jaw and give patients improved function as well as an improved appearance.
How will you know if you need orthognathic surgery? There are some signs to look for that may indicate that your jaw bone is misaligned. Some common symptoms that are experienced by patients with a misaligned jaw include:
Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
Pain or tightness in the jaw (such as those...
For patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth, there is no treatment that restores form, function, and health to the mouth quite like dental implants. By replicating the entire structure of the missing tooth, from root to crown, dental implants provide the strongest, most durable, and most natural-looking replacement for missing teeth currently available. Patients emerge from dental implant surgery with a renewed ability to chew, bite, speak, and smile. The procedure has been responsible for improving the oral health and overall quality of life for countless patients.
Scottsdale oral surgeon Robert Guyette performs the surgical placement of the titanium implant posts that serve as artificial tooth roots for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Many of the finest dentists in the area choose to collaborate with...