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 →

The Dangers of Oral Surgery Tourism | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog, Dental Implants | December 5th, 2017

Oral surgery can get costly depending on your insurance coverage and unique situation. But it is a necessary investment for maintaining a healthy oral care. Some Americans are choosing to risk their health by traveling abroad to get oral surgery. Oral surgery tourism is common in countries like Costa Rica and Mexico. At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we do want to remind you of some of the dangers that come with traveling abroad to receive oral surgery care. Different Level of Treatment Standards When receiving treatment in a foreign country, the major medical risk is that the… LEARN MORE →

Enjoy Holiday Foods with Dental Implants | Tacoma Oral Surgeons

Blog, Dental Implants | November 21st, 2017

The holiday season is approaching! By now, the aroma coming from the kitchen of turkey, mashed potatoes and pie from Thanksgiving may be enough to make your mouth water. If you have missing teeth or dentures, you may have some concern regarding what you can and can’t eat. Our experienced surgeons at Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup don’t want that to be the case. We wholeheartedly recommend dental implants as the best choice in making sure that you have a stress-free holiday and can enjoy all the delicious food that comes with it. What are Dental Implants? Dental… LEARN MORE →

Schedule Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removal this Winter

Blog, Wisdom Teeth | November 8th, 2017

Winter is fast approaching here in the Pacific Northwest. From getting out the decorations to planning holiday trips, many families are beginning to prepare for the season ahead. However, the winter is also a great time to schedule your child’s wisdom teeth removal. At Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Puyallup, we recommend parents take advantage of the winter season to schedule much needed oral surgery work done for their children. Take Advantage of Winter Break Perhaps the best reason to schedule wisdom teeth surgery during the holidays is for winter break. Most students are given at least one or… LEARN MORE →