FAQs

What is a sinus lift?

When we lose our upper back molars our sinus cavities have a tendency of dropping down because what kept them up high (the roots of the molars) is gone, so in order to place implants we need to bring the sinus cavity up again in order to gain space to place the implants.

What type of bone grafts do you use?

We use bovine bone graft material (called xenograft), which is basically a calcified mineral matrix that is going to promote bone growth.

What is a connection surgery?

After your implants are placed they are usually covered by gum, if by the time you come to complete the restorative work that gum is still on top of the implant we will need to make a small incision to access/expose you implants and this is the connection surgery.

What is a build up?

In the process of doing crowns we need to make sure that the tooth/ teeth we are working on are completely healthy so if there are any cavities or failing fillings we need to take them out in order to clean the tooth and reconstruct the tooth with a new filling.

What is a post?

A post is needed in order to create more stability to the core of a tooth that’s going to receive a crown. Posts can only be placed when there is a root canal, however having a root canal does not always mean that you need a post, your doctor in charge will let you know whether or not you need one.

What brand of implants do you work with?

We work with: Nobel Biocare

Why do I have to wait 4-6 months to restore my implants?

There is a need to wait because the implants need to heal in your jawbones, they need to fuse (integrate) to your bone and the time depends on where the implant is placed: if it’s on your upper arch you’ll need to wait 6 months and if it is on your lower arch you’ll need to wait 4 months.

Do you give me something for pain?

We give prescription medicines, and they have an additional cost that depends on the meds that Dr. prescribes. But our office manager will help you to get your prescriptions filled.

What type of anesthesia do you use?

We use local anesthetics, such as Novacaine or similar. We can’t provide Nitrous oxide due to a national health regulation.

What is the material of the crowns and veneers at One Oak Dental Studio?

We offer a variety of material selection: full porcelain crowns (pressed ceramics), porcelain fused to metal or zirconia restorations.

How far ahead do I have to schedule?

At least 2 weeks of anticipation, however, please check with our office first is there is availability upon your selected date.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, wire transfers, and most credit cards.

Do you provide braces or orthodontic treatment?

Yes, we do.

Do you offer credit or financing?

No, we don’t have a financial entity that can provide financial aid, however if you have a financial entity that requests information from the dental service provider, we’ll gladly help you.