Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Monte Zysset, was raised in the Sandhills of Nebraska near the town of Valentine. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1984 from the University of Nebraska Dental College. His four-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon provided extensive experience in orthognathic reconstructive facial aesthetic surgery, implants, and facial trauma. In 2000, Dr. Zysset moved his family back to his home state of Nebraska, where he has served as president of the Nebraska Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and as the delegate for the State of Nebraska to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dental Implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.