Benefits of Your All-On-4® Dental Implants

Blog, Dental Implants | July 19th, 2018

Our smiles tell others quite a bit about us without the need to say a single word. Not only do they convey self-expression, the health of our teeth and gums serve as a strong indicator of overall health and vitality. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 120 million Americans are missing a one or multiple teeth. If you are embarrassed to show your smile, the All-On-4® dental implant procedure may change your life. The All-On-4® procedure is a cost-effective and minimally invasive surgery for complete teeth reconstruction. It provides a full-arch dental restoration using only four… LEARN MORE →

What to Expect During Your All-On-4® Implant Solution Procedure

Blog, Dental Implants | July 17th, 2018

Surgery day can understandably be nerve-wrecking, especially when it comes to a major procedure. In fact, 30 million Americans have dental anxiety when it comes time for their appointment. Knowing what to expect during oral surgery can help ease any fears and prepare you for a speedy recovery. At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we want you feeling calm and collected when your All-On-4® procedure day arrives. This is why we have outlined what to expect before, during and after your surgery day. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to relieve any stress… LEARN MORE →

Restore Your Smile in One Day With All-on-4® Implant Solution

Blog, Dental Implants | May 4th, 2018

Our teeth play an important role in our daily life. We rely on a set of healthy, functioning teeth to eat, retain our facial structure, along with shine a bright and beautiful smile. Having missing teeth can affect your ability to properly chew, speak or lead to a decrease sense of self-confidence or self-worth. Tooth loss is a common medical issue among adults, especially as we age. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws. In the first year after losing a tooth, the jaw… LEARN MORE →

How to Choose a Puyallup Dental Implant Surgeon: Key Questions to Ask

Blog, Dental Implants | April 3rd, 2018

If you are considering dental implant surgery in Tacoma or Puyallup, the stress of finding an oral surgeon can be overwhelming. An increasing number of dentists perform dental implants, but they don’t specialize in oral surgery. It’s likely that they don’t have the resources, experience or skill set to perform dental implants at the highest level. With the investment you plan to make for dental implants, you want to make sure that you have an oral surgeon that you can trust. At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we want to reassure that your search is over. Our staff… LEARN MORE →

The History of Dental Implants | Tacoma Dental Implant Surgeons

Dental Implants | March 13th, 2018

We tend to think of dental implants as a modern dentistry cosmetic. However, the idea behind dental implants has actually been around for centuries. It’s only within the last few decades that we have developed the technology for a successful implant solution. Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Millions of people have undergone oral surgery trying to restore their smile. But the nature of dental implants used to be different, with the teeth replaced with a variety of materials. Dental Implants During Ancient Times The evolution of dental implants goes… LEARN MORE →

Is Oral Surgery Covered by Insurance? | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog | February 19th, 2018

At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we want to make sure the oral surgery process is a simple and stress-free as possible—from the moment you walk into our Puyallup clinic to the time you leave. Understanding the financial aspect of oral surgery can be confusing. Specific procedures covered by insurance will vary from plan to plan, and some plans will only pay a portion of your procedure. Our skilled surgeons want to help in answering any questions that you may have on if your insurance plan will cover your upcoming oral surgery procedure. Medical Insurance vs. Dental Insurance… LEARN MORE →

Are There Age Limitations to Dental Implants? | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog, Dental Implants | February 13th, 2018

Dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like natural teeth. They are a durable and long-term option for restoring the appearance of your smile. But does your age limit your eligibility? Here at Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we have the answers for you. During the dental implant surgery process, your Tacoma oral surgeon will place a small titanium post on the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Known to be extremely durable and easy to take care of, dental implants can last a lifetime if properly maintained. Dental implants preserve natural bone growth,… LEARN MORE →

Correcting an Overbite with Jaw Surgery | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog, Maxillofacial Surgery | January 24th, 2018

Overbites are very common and treatable no matter your age. Whether your overbite is minimal or severe, it should get checked out by a dental professional. Our Tacoma oral surgeons at Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup want to answer some of the questions that you may have regarding overbites and if jaw surgery is a possible solution. What is an Overbite? An overbite is a dental condition which refers to the extent of vertical overlap of the upper incisors over the lower incisors. The ideal age for overbite treatment is in early childhood, from 9-10 years old. At… LEARN MORE →

Common Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Implants | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog, Dental Implants | January 8th, 2018

Dental implants are the ideal replacement option for a missing tooth or teeth. The look, feel and functionality of implants are the closest to natural teeth. With any oral surgery, you likely have many questions running through your head. Your Tacoma oral surgeon is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have during your consultation. Here are some commonly asked questions we get from incoming patients, and what you may be wondering as well. Question #1: What Exactly is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that acts as a tooth root substitute. They… LEARN MORE →

Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed | Tacoma Oral Surgery

Blog, Wisdom Teeth | December 26th, 2017

Approximately 50 million Americans will have to have their wisdom teeth removed before age 25. Often, patients are not even aware if their wisdom teeth have come in yet. If you are on a similar boat, it might be time to contemplate your next oral procedure. Good news is that you’re never too old to have your wisdom teeth removed. At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we recommend adults to take advantage of getting their wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later. Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Many people believe that if they are not… LEARN MORE →