Covid -19 waiting room policy
Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases - Only the patient and one other person may stay in the office.
We require face masks while in the office. If you do not wish to wear a face masks due to certain health conditions or beliefs - you will be asked to wait outside in your vehicle.
If you have any further questions regarding our Covid-19 protocols please call the office.
WHAT IS AN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training includes a four-year graduate degree in dentistry and an additional completion of a four-year or six-year hospital surgical residency program.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws.
With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.
How long is recovery?
- The first three days after surgery are when you will have your most swelling and discomfort.
When can I resume physical activity?
- Typically 5 to 7 days after the procedure you may return to sports/musical activities/exercise.
What are the diet restrictions?
- We advise that you can eat anything that is tolerable - nothing too hot or crunchy immediately after surgery.
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental Implant is a “man-made” replacement for a missing tooth or tooth root. Made from titanium, this screw-like object is inserted under the gum and directly into the upper or lower jaw bone. There is usually minimal discomfort involved with this procedure. After a period of a few months, the Dental Implant and the bone fuse together. This creates an anchor for the new tooth to be placed onto the dental implant.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants look and function like your natural tooth.
- Dental Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
- Dental Implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office.
- Dental Implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, periodontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss.
- Dental Implants replace the need for a Removable Full or Partial Denture.
- Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.
Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?
With major advancements in Dentistry and Dental Implants, most people are candidates for Dental Implants. There may be exceptions due to chronic illness, heart disease, and severe osteoporosis.
How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?
Fees for Dental Implants vary. Always schedule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees involved.
How long does a Dental Implant last?
With routine dental hygiene scheduled and proper home care, a Dental Implant can last approximately 30 years to a lifetime.
Does your office offer financing for services provided?
Payment is expected at the time of service.