We are happy to announce that we now provide rejuvenating skin treatments using the Time Capsule by Dr. Sharon Ornstein. Using the Skinfinity RF, a new fractional ablative radiofrequency technology from Eclipse, Dr. Ornstein can now address all the factors that cause aging on your skin, turning back the clock by reducing wrinkles, sagging, loss of volume, and sun damage. The Time Capsule by Dr. Sharon Ornstein will give you total rejuvenation – more completely than can be done with a face or neck lift, and at a fraction of the cost. You will look younger and see improvements in your eyelids, undereyes, cheeks, and pores. You will see a dramatic reduction in wrinkling, sagging, discoloration and an overall improvement in the quality and youthfulness of your skin.

Come visit us so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan for you.  Rejuvenation  can be done in as few as two treatment sessions.

The Time Capsule will literally make you look like you travelled back in time 5 to 10 years.  You will look natural and there will be no alteration in the way you look, just restoration and a turning back of the clock.  Along with this new technology, we use the highest levels of expertise and artistry to create only the most natural looking results.

Skinfinity RF

The Eclipse Skinfinity is an innovative new fractional ablative radiofrequency technology designed for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and stretch marks.  With the ability to control the ablative and thermal effect on your skin, we can customize treatments for your specific needs.

Free consultation

Come in for a free consultation and start your travel back in time!  You can be 5 to 10 years younger looking in no time.  No surgery is required.

For more information call 972.712.5035

Unlike many other types of cancer, oral cancer is on the rise.  In the U.S. 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year.  Many people are not aware of the risks of oral cancer and don’t get screened periodically as recommended – at least every six-months.  With a first-year survival rate of 50%, it is important to detect oral cancer as early is possible.  Early on it is easier to treat.  Late stage oral cancer treatment can be painful and may increase the need for image-altering surgery.

Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dentist can give you a quick exam at any time.  Although it is hard to check yourself, the following is a list of signs your doctor will be looking for (symptoms may appear alone or in various combinations; symptoms do not confirm cancer, but may be a reason for further investigation):

  1. A sore, ulcer, or lump that lasts more than two weeks
  2. A sore that bleeds for two weeks or more
  3. Red/white patches
  4. Pain that lasts for two weeks or more
  5. Ear pain
  6. Enlarged thyroid or lymph node in the neck
  7. Sore throat that lasts for two weeks or more
  8. Hoarseness
  9. A burning sensation or numbness in the mouth
  10. Sudden skin rashes
  11. Swollen tongue
  12. Sudden appearance of skin rashes

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

We can help you relieve the pain and discomfort related to an erupting wisdom tooth.  Call us at 972 712-5035 to set up an appointment.

Implant Supported Dentures are a more durable solution with natural looking replacement teeth attached to four or more dental implants.  By using dental implants to secure the permanent dentures, the need for denture adhesive is a thing of the past.  Because dental implants function like the natural tooth roots, the permanent dentures feel and function very much like your own natural teeth.

Your implant procedure will be done by a team of experts – Dr. Sharon Ornstein and Dr. Marisol Trautmann.  Together they have a combined 39 years of Specialist Expertise.  Both doctors have the Expertise, Dedication and Compassion to provide you with the winning smile YOU deserve.

Call today for your complimentary consultation:  888-743-8711.

Sharon H. Ornstein DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The increased popularity of dental implants for replacing missing teeth has led to numerous advances in the field of implant dentistry. One of these advancements, used fairly commonly in implant procedures, is bone grafting.

What is Bone Grafting

Dental implants require a certain amount of healthy bone tissue in the jaw. If this bone tissue is not sufficient, or is not strong enough, our experts in dental implants in Frisco might recommend a bone graft. The bone graft will fuse to your existing bone, providing a stronger, healthier base for the dental implant.

Bone grafts are often performed with bone harvested from another part of the body, or the bone is obtained from a tissue bank. This bone is placed in the jawbone, where it bonds with the existing bone. After the bone graft has healed, dental implants can be placed.

What Makes Bone Grafts Necessary

Not everyone who desires dental implants will need a bone graft. In many cases, sufficient bone exists where the tooth was lost to support the root portion of the dental implant, especially if the tooth was lost recently. In these cases, a bone graft is often not necessary.

If you have worn dentures for many years and now wish to have dental implants, the likelihood that you will need a bone graft is much higher. For many denture wearers, the bone mass in the jaw reduces over time because there are no tooth roots to stimulate its growth. The calcium and other minerals that make up the bone are reabsorbed into the body, changing the shape of the jawbone and reducing the amount of bone available to anchor a dental implant.

If you have concerns about whether you might require a bone graft, contact Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery at 972-712-5035. By examining the existing structure of your jawbone, Dr. Sharon H. Ornstein will be able to determine if a bone graft will be necessary prior to the dental implant procedure.

Para aquellos pacientes a quiene les faltan completamente los dientes superiores, inferiores o ambos, los implantes All-on-4 ofrecen reemplazo máximo de dientes en tan sólo una sola cita. Aunque existen otras opciones para reemplazar los dientes tales como dentaduras postizas o puentes parciales, muchos pacientes descubren que hay mucho que decir a favor de esta solución de reemplazo dental permanente.

La solución por medio del implante All-on-4 es una técnica revolucionaria en la que su cirujano oral estratégicamente coloca cuatro implantes de titanio en el hueso de la mandíbula. Momentos después de ser colocados, los implantes son lo suficientemente fuertes para soportar una prótesis dental completa superior o inferior. Aparte de un poco de sensibilidad después de la cita, la mayoría de los pacientes pueden reanudar una dieta blanda inmediatamente después de completarse el procedimiento.

La técnica de All-on-4 es ideal para pacientes cuyos estilos de vida no les permite estar sin dientes por períodos largos de tiempo. A la mayoría de los pacientes se les pueden extraer dientes si es necesario, colocar los implantes apropiados y darles su nueva dentadura todo en la misma visita. Este nivel de comodidad de por sí es particularmente atractiva para la mayoría de los pacientes.

A menudo, los pacientes que han sufrido pérdida de masa ósea debido a una enfermedad periodontal, o que han usado prótesis dentales mal ajustadas durante muchos años no se consideran candidatos ideales para implantes dentales tradicionales. Una ventaja impresionante de la técnica All-on-4 es que estos pacientes son candidatos ideales para esta solución de dientes reemplazados el mismo día.

Debido al atractivo diseño personalizado de la nueva dentadura permanente, usted puede esperar sentirse increíblemente en confianza al interactuar de cerca con los demás. Ya no se preocupará por la posibilidad de que se le salga o desacomode la dentadura. Con la técnica All-on-4, no hace falta quitarse la dentadura postiza, ni siquiera de noche. Nunca tendrá que comprar soluciones especiales de limpieza ni pastas ni cremas como parte de su rutina diaria de mantenimiento e higiene.

Cuando su cirujano oral combina la eficacia de una dentadura o puente con la estabilidad y la resistencia de los implantes dentales, el resultado es un conjunto seguro de dientes que realmente puede mejorar su calidad de vida.  Si usted ya no está satisfecho con su prótesis existente o si está en riesgo de perder todos sus dientes, pida hoy una cita para hablar sobre los implantes All-on-4 implantes en Frisco.

Yes, insurance is often confusing and challenging.  But there are a few things you can do to help you make your way through the confusion and to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.  We do our best to work with you and your insurance company to maximize your insurance benefits.

1. Remember that insurance is a contract negotiated between your employer and the insurance company.  The contract or policy outlines covered dental or medical benefits, as well as non-covered and excluded services.  Every plan is different, so be sure your plan fits your wants and needs. 

2.  Know your insurance limits and restrictions.

3.  Be aware of who the insurance provider is for your dental and medical plans.

4.  Know your co-pays for different routine services such as office visits and consultations.

5. Have the most up-to-date information available regarding your insurance.

6. Be aware of your yearly deductibles and maximums.

7. When a treatment plan is presented, call your insurance provider to see what your benefits are so that you can be assured of what’s available to you.

8. When you receive your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) in the mail, call your insurance company if you have any questions.

9. Know effective dates of coverage and cancellation dates for plan benefits.

10. This one is to prepare you for one of the thornier challenges that await all of us when dealing with the health insurance industry today.  The issue is PREDETERMINATIONS:  

PREDETEMINATIONS, which are initial estimates of and approval for  payment by your insurance carrier for a specific procedure,  prior to treatment, are NOT A GUARENTEE OF COVERAGE OR PAYMENT by the insurer. This is particularly true of medical claims.  All PREDETERMINATIONS are provided by the insurance company with a disclaimer stating that the decision for final payment will be made AFTER THE CLAIM IS SUBMITTED.  So while obtaining a predetermination is a useful guide and a good indication that payment will be made for a specific procedure, until the actual claim is submitted  –  which is always after the procedure has been performed – there are no guarantees.  We work as hard as we can to help you through this maze, but in the end it is the insurance company which makes the decision.  The unfortunate truth is that from time to time insurance companies do in fact  reverse their original decisions.  If you want us to submit a perdetermination to your insurance company on your behalf, please let us know and we will work diligently to make it work. As a rule, the insurance companies require 45 days from the time they receive the predetermination to process the request.

For patients who are completely missing their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both, All-on-4 dental implants offer maximum tooth replacement in as little as a single appointment. Although there are other tooth replacement options such as dentures or removable partials, many patients find that there is much to be said about this permanent tooth replacement solution.

The All-on-4 dental implant solution is a revolutionary technique in which your oral surgeon strategically places four titanium implants into the jaw bone. Within moments of being placed, the implants are strong enough to support a full upper or lower denture. Aside from mild tenderness following the appointment, most patients are able to resume a soft diet soon after the procedure has been completed.

The All-on-4 technique is ideal for patients whose lifestyles may not permit them to be without their teeth for extended periods of time. Most patients can have teeth extracted if necessary, appropriate dental implants placed, and receive their new dentures all in the same visit. This level of convenience alone is particularly attractive to most patients.

Often, patients who have suffered bone loss due to periodontal disease, or have worn ill-fitting dentures for many years are not considered to be ideal candidates for traditional dental implants. An impressive advantage of the All-on-4 technique is that these patients are ideal candidates for this same-day tooth replacement solution.

Due to the appealing custom design of your new permanent dentures, you can expect to feel amazingly confident during close social interactions. You will no longer be preoccupied with the possibility of slipping or sliding dentures. With the All-on-4 technique, there is no need to remove the dentures, even at night. You will never need to purchase special cleaning solutions, pastes or creams as part of your daily homecare routine.

When your oral surgeon combines the efficiency of a denture or partial with the stability and strength of the dental implant, the result is a secure set of teeth that can truly improve your quality of life. If you are no longer satisfied with your existing denture, or if you are at risk of losing all of your teeth, reserve your appointment to discuss All-on-4 dental implants in Frisco today.  For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharon H. Ornstein, contact Renaissance Oral and Facial Surgery at www.renaissanceofs.com or call 972 712-5035.

¿Acaso su sonrisa refleja su verdadero ser? Cuando a uno le faltan dientes, es difícil sentirse uno mismo. Quizás evite sonreír abiertamente y comer o beber le resulte difícil. Es posible que su rostro haya perdido ese aspecto joven y pleno. Vivir con la falta de tan sólo un diente tiene de por sí un gran impacto en su autoestima y su salud, pero, ¿y qué se dice de la falta de varios dientes?

Durante muchos años, los implantes dentales han sido reconocidos como el estándar más alto para reemplazar los dientes perdidos. Colocados por un dentista de implantes y por lo general hechos de titanio de grado quirúrgico, los implantes son compatibles con el cuerpo humano y se  integran fácilmente al hueso de la mandíbula. Como reemplazo de la raíz de un diente, un implante promedio por lo general puede soportar una corona sencilla. La restauración resultante se asemeja a un diente natural tanto en función como apariencia, y la presencia del implante realmente protege la mandíbula que lo rodea. Aunque suelen ser la mejor solución para reemplazar los dientes perdidos, hay algunos pacientes que no son necesariamente candidatos para el procedimiento tradicional.

Afortunadamente, estos pacientes pueden ahora ser considerados para el procedimiento de implante de sonrisa segura (All-on-Four):

• Pacientes totalmente desdentados (a los que les faltan todos los dientes en la parte superior o inferior)
• Pacientes con poco o nada de hueso mandibular
• Pacientes a los que no les interesa el procedimiento de injerto de hueso-
• Pacientes que están insatisfechos con las dentaduras y puentes parciales removibles.

Para los pacientes que están completamente desdentados (sin dientes en la parte superior o inferior), el concepto All-on-4 proporciona un conjunto fijo de dientes que parecen y funcionan como dientes naturales. El procedimiento se completa generalmente en un día sin necesidad de injerto óseo. Con solamente cuatro implantes, puede disfrutar de un juego completo y seguro de dientes superiores o inferiores que no se quitan y ponen.

No permita que las dentaduras postizas o puentes parciales le impidan gozar de la vida activa y plena que usted se merece. Si las opciones dentales de antaño ya no le satisfacen, entonces considere la opción que le devuelva la sonrisa hoy. Hable con la Dra. Sharon Ornstein sobre sonrisa segura (All-on-4) en Frisco.

“I cannot say often enough how much I consider beauty a powerful and advantageous quality.  Socrates called it ‘a short tyranny,’ and Plato, ‘the privilege of nature.’ We have no quality that surpasses it in credit.  It holds first place in human relations; it presents itself before the rest, seduces and prepossesses our judgement with great authority and a wonderous impression.”

from Montaigne, Essays

We can help you look your best.  Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to work with you.

Contact Dr. Ornstein at 972 243-5035 or visit our web site (www.renaissanceofs.com) to learn more about dental implants (single or multiple), botox, dermal fillers, chin and cheek augmentation, and orthognathic surgery.