Dental Implants are the Best Option to Replace Missing Teeth

Are you missing one or more teeth and considering replacing them? Bridges/ dentures and dental implants are both viable replacement options for missing teeth.

Here’s a quick comparison of the two:

Bridges or Dentures

Dental Implants

  • Can be uncomfortable
  • Comfortable
  • Can be ill-fitting
  • Secure
  • Limited diet
  • Allow for a healthy and varied diet
  • Clicking noises when talking or eating
  • Self-confidence when talking and eating
  • Require the use of neighboring teeth as anchors
  • Neighboring teeth are unaffected
  • Loss of bone will occur
  • Bone will be preserved
  • Require replacement every 7 to 15 years
  • Can last a lifetime when cared for properly
  • Less expensive in the short-run
  • Less expensive in the long-run


Talk with your general dentist about what method of tooth replacement is best for you. An OMS (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) is the dental specialist best suited and trained for the surgical placement of dental implants or implant secured dentures.

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Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits Before They Expire!

Have you been putting off wisdom teeth surgery for your child or dental implants for yourself? Call us at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery before your dental insurance benefits expire at the end of the year. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you with one of our eight* board-certified oral surgeons because:

  • You’ve been paying insurance premiums all year long, why waste that money and forfeit any unused benefits? When the year ends, so do 2017 benefits.
  • You’ve met your deductible. Take advantage and schedule treatment before you must meet a new deductible in 2018.
  • Delaying necessary dental treatment and surgeries is never a good idea! Sooner or later you will have to deal with a decaying tooth, painful wisdom teeth or required extractions.

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*board-certification anticipated in summer 2018

Schedule Wisdom Teeth Surgery During School Holidays!

“When is it a good time to have your wisdom teeth extracted?” Ask any teenager and the answer will surely be, “NEVER!” The truth of the matter is that wisdom teeth will need to come out eventually. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can cause crowding, inflammation of gums, damage to other teeth and pain. Scheduling wisdom teeth surgery at your convenience is a far better option than waiting for an emergency.

When’s a good time to schedule oral surgery?

At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we have six convenient offices that are equipped for the safest surgical procedures and administration of IV anesthesia. Our eight board-certified oral surgeons are experienced and highly qualified to manage wisdom teeth extractions. Each surgeon suggests scheduling this procedure during school holidays which occur during Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as during Spring and Summer Break.

How long does recovery take?

While full recovery usually takes between five and seven days, your teen will likely feel under the weather for only two or three days. And, some young patients bounce back quickly after surgery, never require pain medication and are ready to socialize the day after a procedure.  Nonetheless, if surgery occurs during a break, school attendance and participation in most extracurricular activities is not disrupted.

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