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When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

You may have heard in the past that dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are a great option for a lot of different situations, but when is getting a dental implant the best option for you? There are a few circumstances where receiving an […]

How Does Facial Bone Contouring Work?

Whether a patient is looking to achieve facial balance and harmony, highlight a positive element or downplay one, the beauty of facial contouring compared to other surgeries is that small alterations can lead to big results. If you’re considering reinventing your profile, it’s a good idea to first familiarize yourself with how facial bone contouring […]

Small, medium & large: A simple guide to bone grafts

Oral surgical procedures such as dental implants make it possible to restore one or all of a patient’s missing teeth in just one day. However, not everyone is an immediate candidate for this type of restorative solution. In cases where patients have experienced major bone loss, grafts must be completed first in order to strengthen […]

How to decrease the risk of oral cancer

While no cancer is 100% preventable, there are a number of precautionary measures you can take to lower your personal risk of oral cancer. Eliminate tobacco consumption It’s no secret that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to cancer. Approximately 75% of all oral cancer patients over the age of 50 are tobacco users. Habitual […]

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FAQs: Wisdom Teeth

Patients always wonder why it is recommended that they get their wisdom teeth extracted, or why they even have wisdom teeth in the first place! We always want our patients to be in the know and have all of their questions answered. It is important to understand the benefits of having your wisdom teeth extracted. […]

What to expect from a tooth extraction

Getting ready for a tooth extraction can be a nerve wracking experience for a first timer but understanding the ins and outs of what to expect ahead of time can help put you at ease. Having a tooth pulled is a very common dental procedure used to treat damaged, broken, heavily decayed or infected teeth. […]

Which Facial Features are Eligible for Implants?

Facial implant surgery can be an effective strategy for achieving more natural facial symmetry or adding proportion to the structural appearance of your face. If you are troubled by a weak jaw, small chin or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery may be right for you. Theoretically, almost any area on your face can be […]

Are Cosmetic Facial Surgery Procedures Covered by Insurance?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery can be an expensive proposition, especially if your insurance company denies coverage for the procedure. It’s important to know how much you can expect to pay out-of-pocket in order to avoid costly post-op surprises. Patients often ask whether cosmetic facial surgery will be covered by their policy—and the answer is “it […]

What to Do When a Tooth’s Been Knocked Out

Few dental conditions are considered an emergency but one exception is when a tooth has been completely removed from its socket. A tooth that’s been knocked out must be treated within 30 to 60 minutes. Picking Up the Tooth Always pick up the tooth by the crown and not the roots. Improper handling can lead […]

What is All-on-4?

Also referred to as ‘implant supported dentures’, All-on-4 is a permanent tooth replacement solution designed for patients needing a full-arch of new teeth. The process is simple. A fully-functional prosthesis is attached to 4 screw-retained titanium implant posts embedded in the jawbone to install an immediately capable set of teeth. Patients receiving the treatment are […]