Oral and Facial Reconstruction Treatments
- When does a tooth need to be extracted?
- What is orthognathic surgery?
- What are the benefits of having orthognathic surgery?
- How long does orthognathic surgery last?
- Do I need to take time off from work or school?
- Is oral surgery covered by insurance?
Since our inception, Princeton Prosthodontics has provided New Jersey patients statewide dental and maxillofacial care at the highest standards. Dr. Michael R. Cortese and our friendly, skilled staff utilize the latest in computer imaging technology and meticulous surgical techniques to plan your treatment and achieve the best results. Our experienced dentists and highly-qualified auxiliary personnel will ensure that all your concerns are met before and after surgery.
At our Princeton, New Jersey oral and facial reconstruction practice, we are committed to providing the best possible care in a warm, relaxing setting. We know that the technology of oral and facial reconstruction is always evolving and we equip ourselves accordingly. Contact our state-of-the-art Princeton office today to schedule a consultation.
Oral and Facial Reconstruction
Dr. Michael Cortese practices a full scope of oral and facial reconstruction treatments, including:
Tooth extraction – the removal of impacted or non-restorable teeth
Dental implants – the restoration of missing or extracted teeth using titanium implants
Orthognathic surgery – corrective jaw surgery
Facial trauma surgery – correction of fractured jaws or facial bones
Cosmetic facial surgery – minimally invasive procedures, facial rejuvenation
Head and neck pathology – correction of structural/functional changes caused by disease
Sleep apnea – treatment of the potentially dangerous sleep disorder
Whatever your need, the staff at Princeton Prosthodontics use the most up-to-date and clinically proven procedures to ensure your safety, minimize your discomfort, and achieve the best possible results. Benefiting from years of experience, our surgeons are well qualified to provide the exceptional treatment you seek. We hope you will stop by our Princeton, New Jersey office where we would be honored to provide you with care for years to come.
Why Choose Princeton Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontists boast specialized training in restoring, replacing and shaping teeth, and literally bringing smiles to millions of patients worldwide. To receive certification from the ADA, prosthodontist candidates must complete four years of dental school, followed by an additional three years of training in a graduate education program of prosthodontics accredited by the ADA.
A member of the prestigious American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, our Princeton, New Jersey cosmetic dentist is one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. He is a member or associate member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Society of Clinical Oncology, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations, the Osseointegration Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Oral and Facial Reconstruction FAQs
When does a tooth need to be extracted?
Teeth typically need to be extracted if they are severely impacted (meaning they do not have enough space to grow into the mouth), damaged or decayed beyond a repairable point.
What is orthognathic surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery to straighten or realign the jaw. It can also correct a skeletal or dental deformity that affects the way the teeth fit together.
The following deformities can be corrected with orthognathic surgery: an open bite (meaning there is space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed), a protruding lower jaw, or a receding lower jaw (i.e., a “weak chin”).
What are the benefits of having orthognathic surgery?
Orthognathic surgery can help improve the way the teeth fit together and the function of the jaws. Surgery can also improve the airway, correct sleep apnea, and improve facial appearance, speech and oral health.
How long does orthognathic surgery last?
The time of surgery varies, depending on the specific procedure and condition being treated. Surgery may last anywhere between 1.5 and 6 hours.
Do I need to take time off from work or school?
Yes, orthognathic surgery and other types of oral and facial reconstruction procedures usually require post-operative downtime. Depending on the procedure and patient, one to two weeks of recovery may be needed. During the first six months after surgery, there may be some restrictions in certain activities for up to six months as the jaw continues to heal.
Is oral surgery covered by insurance?
Insurance coverage varies by provider and plan. Certain reconstructive procedures may be partially or fully covered under some insurers. The best way to determine this is to review your plan’s literature (and our office can help answer questions).
Contact Our Princeton, New Jersey Office
Princeton Prosthodontics provides New Jersey patients statewide with exemplary oral and facial reconstruction. You will experience the ultimate dental experience: complete relaxation, superb dental care and the most advanced treatments cosmetic dentistry has to offer. With an unparalleled standard of artistic skill and technical excellence, our doctors craft perfect smiles.
Our Princeton, New Jersey cosmetic dentist serves patients in Mercer County, Somerset County, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and beyond. We invite you to schedule a free consultation today to being the process of restoring dental health and enhancing your smile’s beauty.