Archive for July, 2020

Ask the Expert: Dental Implants

Dr. Roseanna Noordhoek, an oral maxillofacial surgeon at the Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, answers your questions about dental implants. What are dental implants? Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone to simulate the roots of a natural tooth. Dental implants have an internal screw system that allows […]

What does it mean when your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon?

Until you’ve been referred to one, you might not fully understand how an oral surgeon differs from your dentist.  From training and experience to equipment and breadth of surgical treatments, the distinction between a dentist and an oral surgeon is quite large. By the time you finish reading this post, the difference should be clear. […]

Can Lack of Vitamin D Affect Your Dental Implants?

There’s evidence that vitamin D may help ensure that your implants succeed. Vitamin D, found in sunlight and some foods, helps bones stay strong. This essential nutrient also boosts your immune system, helping you heal after dental implant surgery. Up to 95 percent of implants in people missing one tooth or several teeth succeed. In […]

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 […]