Concerned that your jaw bone may disqualify you as a candidate for dental implants? There may still be hope. Call us at the office of Dr. Elliot Ostro DMD to discuss your particular circumstances with an NYC oral surgeon who can provide high-quality care in a friendly environment.
At the office of Elliot Ostro DMD, we pride ourselves on our ability to serve the New York City community that we know and love. Dr. Elliot Ostro is a certified oral surgeon who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as implant dentistry. In other words, he has the skill and experience to offer comfortable procedures and successful results for patients seeking the replacement of their damaged or missing teeth. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff understands that discretion, respect, and information are paramount to resolving these sensitive dental issues, and we’re happy to work together to help our patients on every step of their path towards recovery. We’re passionate about oral health, and our biggest hope is to pass that passion onto our patients; with high-quality treatment and informed preventative care, our goal is to help mitigate our patients’ dental issues and reduce the risk of dental emergencies in the future. If you’re interested in dental implant surgery but have been told that your jaw presents complications, ask Dr. Elliott Ostro DMD about bone grafting. Bone grafting allows a dentist to supplement a patient’s jaw bone mass so that a dental implant can be anchored safely into the bone. This graft not only replaces otherwise nonexistent bone, but prompts your jaw bone to regenerate itself, ultimately forming a bridge between your jaw bone and the graft material.
Wondering whether a bone grafting procedure is right for you? Call Elliott Ostro DMD, your local NYC oral surgeon, to learn more about bone grafting and the dental solutions available to you.
30 Central Park South, Suite 2C
New York, NY 10019
The term “bone grafting” can sound a little scary. However, at the dental office of Elliott Ostro DMD, you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. We have a team of highly experienced oral surgeon who specialize in NYC bone graft, and will be sure to make your entire experience is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. And that all begins by educating our patients on this procedure.
In the instance of a missing tooth or many missing teeth, a few things can happen. Once a tooth is removed, the bone doesn’t have anything to support anymore. Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone and subsequently those patients would not be candidates for dental implants. Today, however, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. NYC bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different sites depending on the size of the defect. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites.
Although bone grafting is a surgical procedure which can sometimes be rather extensive, it plays a very important role in making new teeth possible. If you would like to learn more about our dental office or our oral surgeons, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding NYC bone graft, or any of our other procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.
As thoroughly as you try to promote your own oral health, there are times when problems occur and you need the expert care of a professional. Periodontal surgery with our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan, Elliot Ostro, DMD, is performed with meticulous care, as well as state-of-the-art equipment used in periodontal and implant techniques. More widespread than most of us realize, periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive condition that can lead to more severe inflammation of your gums. Pocket reduction surgery is a periodontal surgery that helps to reduce the depth of the pockets that collect bacteria.
Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan
We know that any type of surgical procedure can cause certain amounts of anxiety, but as an expert in his field, Dr. Ostro’s success rate speaks for itself. We make it our goal to make sure that you’re comfortable and understand all aspects of your pocket reduction surgery. Dental (periodontal) pockets are areas beneath your gums that collect bacteria. Your gums can become sensitive and inflamed, can bleed while brushing or flossing, and root sensitivity may also become an issue. When left untreated, these pockets can cause some severe issues, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Pocket reduction surgery is a treatment that helps to reduce the depth of the bacteria-collecting pockets. Our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan normally performs periodontal surgery under a local anesthetic but for additional comfort, additional sedation is available.
Normally a very gentle procedure, periodontal surgery is where your gum tissue is lightly pulled back and all the bacteria, tartar and plaque found there, is removed. Once the bacteria, tartar and plaque are removed, your gum tissue is securely placed back around your teeth with tiny stitches. The stitches may be self-dissolving or may need to be removed during a follow-up appointment, depending on the condition of the area worked on. Your first follow-up appointment will be about a week after your surgery and then three weeks after that. Our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan, along with our dedicated staff, are with you every step of the way, making ourselves available for all questions or concerns.
30 Central Park South, Suite 11D
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (646) 862-7077
Taking care of any dental concerns is a priority. If you find that you have a cavity, an infect tooth root, exhibit signs of gingivitis, or other conditions, it is imperative that you visit your dentist as soon as possible. Some people can fear the dentist and often feel this way because they are afraid of dental procedures. There is no need to be afraid here in our offices in New York City because you are in good hands here with Elliott Ostro DMD. When it comes to dental procedures, such as tooth extractions, Dr. Ostro handles them with the utmost care.
Tooth Extractions in New York City
A tooth extraction is no small matter. If a tooth needs to be removed, it is often due to severe decay or infection that can further harm the mouth if left untreated. Decay can spread to adjacent teeth, spread to the jaw bone and cause bone loss, and can also affect your gums as well. Not only that, but it can cause significant pain. When it comes to tooth extractions here at Elliott Ostro DMD’s office in New York City, there is no need to worry about pain. Dr. Ostro can provide you with a quick, easy and painless tooth extraction that will help remove any harm from your mouth, preventing any further damage or discomfort. If you are experiencing localized pain, increased sensitivity while eating hot or cold foods, pain when applying or releasing pressure on your bite while eating or chewing, and experience persistent headaches, then you may have an infected tooth, tooth root or other dental concern. Such a concern should be addressed immediately. If you have any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ostro as soon as possible. Here in our New York City office he will thoroughly examine your mouth and assess the situation.
Once Elliott Ostro DMD has examined your mouth, he will plan your tooth extraction, applying a localized anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and feel no pain at all during the procedure. Dr. Ostro will safely and securely extract your tooth, making sure that your mouth is free of decay. Once this is done, you can begin to discuss options for filling in the gap. Don’t let a dental condition worsen, visit our New York City dentist Dr. Ostro here in for a tooth extraction or any other dental procedure you need today.
30 Central Park South, Suite 11D, New York, New York 10019
Phone: (646) 862-7077
If you have missing teeth that you would like to have replaced, dental implants done by Elliot Ostro, DMD, represent the most advanced method available today. They’re safe, effective, and the not only look, but also feel very much like natural teeth do. If your missing teeth is visible (in the front of your mouth), our New York City dental implants will give you back your full smile. But even if it’s a back tooth, missing teeth often lead to shifting teeth and this can cause discomfort and a bite that’s off.
Compared to older and more traditional dental restorations like bridges and dentures, dental implants have some obvious advantages. First, they don’t slide around in your mouth nor do they require the use of messy adhesive to keep them in place. Your surrounding teeth remain unaffected by the placement of our New York City dental implants. Bridges are anchored to the tooth on either side by drilling down those teeth and placing crowns on them. With dental implants, you keep your remaining teeth intact.
How do dental implants work? First, you must be considered a good candidate for having one. This means that your gums must be in generally good health and that your jaw bone must be strong enough to hold the implant, a titanium rod that is inserted into it. Over the course of a few months, your bone grows around the implant causing it to fuse. This makes it both strong and permanent. But what if your jaw bone isn’t strong enough? Bone grafting, in which bone is harvested from elsewhere on your body and used to bolster your jaw bone, makes it possible for you to benefit from our New York City dental implants regardless. Personal habits like smoking and certain diseases such as diabetes can also affect your qualifications for dental implants. Dr. Ostro will discuss this with you. Once your implant is securely fused, a tooth-colored crown will be cemented on top to complete the process. The rate of success for dental implants is about 98%, so you can feel confident in choosing them.
If you have missing teeth, you may not be aware of the underlying damage that is happening to your gums and jaw bone. Over time, the bone associated with the missing teeth shrinks away in a process called resorption or disuse atrophy. In many cases, resorption takes away the anchoring bone necessary to properly place a dental implant. Luckily, advances in oral surgery technology has allowed for bone grafting to reconstruct the foundation for dental implants with a simple surgery with your Midtown Center oral surgeon, Dr. Elliott Ostro. Bone grafting not only provides the quality and quantity of bone necessary to complete a dental implant procedure, but it can also restore the appearance of lips and cheeks, which may have been distorted during the jaw bone resorption. One of the main grafting techniques used by Dr. Ostro is sinus grafting.
Sinus grafting is a simple oral surgery procedure and has a high rate of success. Additionally, sinus grafting and implant placement can often be performed in a single procedure, meaning they’ll be less healing time and less cost. Sinus grafts are necessary when the sinus floor, the separation between your maxillary sinuses behind your cheeks and your upper back teeth, is very thin. When an upper back tooth is removed usually only a thin layer of bone remains under the sinus, which does not provide enough support for a dental implant. A simple graft to the area by Midtown Center oral surgeon, Dr. Ostro, can resolve this issue.
Learn more about bone grafting and dental implant surgery by visiting oral surgeon Dr. Elliott Ostro in Midtown Manhattan.
If you’re living with missing teeth, you’re causing damage to your jawbone by not visiting your dentist to receive a dental implant or another restorative dental procedure to replace the missing tooth. Over time, the jawbone underneath your missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed, leaving an unsuitable condition for the placement of dental implants. With bone grafting, we now have the ability to grow bone where needed, which not only allows your Central Park oral surgeon to place dental implants of the proper length and width, but gives us the opportunity to restore function and aesthetic appearance. Inadequate bone structure can be the result of previous extractions, gum disease or traumatic jaw injuries.
Major bone grafts repair defects of the jaw and require a hospital stay. The bone is obtained either from a tissue bank or your own bone from the jaw, hip or tibia. Bone grafts positively impact the health and stability of your teeth in two ways: jaw stabilization and preservation. Bone grafting stabilizes and helps restore the jaw foundation for restorative or implant surgery. Additionally, bone grafting can limit or prevent bone recession following a tooth extraction, periodontal disease or other invasive processes. Once a bone graft is complete, you’ll be able to replace your missing teeth with a dental implant. Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro also performs surgical placement of dental implants, along with bone grafts.