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Teeth replacement in NYC

NYC Oral Surgeon

Teeth replacement in NYC

Teeth replacement in NYC

If you have one or more missing teeth that you would like to replace, gone are the days when your only options were the serviceable but not ideal fixed bridge or removable partial dentures. Implant dentistry now gives you impressive benefits without any of the downside that is associated with more traditional restorations. With our teeth replacement in NYC, you’re sure to be happy and satisfied with the results.

A dental implant looks and feels a lot like a natural tooth. The reason is that it replaces the entire tooth, root and all. It’s not just a surface solution. It starts with a cylindrical post made of titanium that is placed in your jaw surgically. This is the root portion of the implant. Over a few months, your jaw bone will grow around the post and eventually fuse to it, creating a durable and immovable bond. The second part is a tooth-colored crown that is put on top of the post and then cemented into place. Your facial contours will be preserved and your gum and bone tissue will not atrophy. You can eat and speak confidently with our teeth replacement in NYC. Brush your implant and floss between it and your natural teeth like normal. No problem.

Bridges require that the tooth on either side be drilled down and then have a crown placed on top to securely anchor the bridge. Some patients also find that the bridge is a bit hard to get used to and not quite natural. Partial dentures can be taken out and put back in, held in with adhesive. The concern is that it’s not always a reliable hold. Sometimes it can slide and that leaves you unsure when chewing or speaking. Our teeth replacement in NYC doesn’t share those drawbacks. Dental implants require no adhesive and they don’t affect your surrounding teeth.

About 98% of implants are successful. There are some requirements that must be met. Your gums should be in good condition, and your jaw bone needs to be thick and sufficiently strong to hold the implant. Bone grafting is available to correct even that issue, though. Some other factors, like being diabetic or being a smoker, might prevent you from qualifying for our teeth replacement in NYC, but the best way to find out for sure if it’s right for you is to call us and schedule an exam and consultation.

New York City Dental Implants
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Dental Implants Dentist in NYC

Replace missing teeth in New York City

Of all the methods available when it comes to fixing this problem, dental implants are always the most reliable. If you are looking for a dental implants dentist in NYC Elliott Ostro DMD can be the one to help you replace your missing teeth. Living with missing teeth can create all kinds of issues and it is important that you have them addressed as soon as possible. Dental implants are a great way to address missing teeth and to restore your overall oral health.

Dental Implants Dentist in NYC

Dental Implants Dentist in NYC

 

The appearance of missing teeth can certainly be disconcerting and may make you feel self conscious about the way you look when you open your mouth to speak or smile. But having teeth that are missing can also be bad news for your oral health as well. Gaps in your smile can create an uneven bite which can cause a lot on strain. This can make your remaining teeth shift in place and alter your overall oral health. This is where dental restoration comes in. Restoring your smile will not only improve the way that your smile looks, but it will also improve your bite’s function as well. Bridges and dentures are other common methods of replacing missing teeth, but these options can often still create friction and strain on your bite. Dental implants can provide a sturdy and reliable answer to your dental health concerns. Dental implants use titanium posts that are surgically inserted through your gums and into your jawbone. These posts will meld with your jawbone in a completely biological process known as osseointegration and will act as your artificial tooth roots. With these posts in place, your artificial teeth can act and perform just as well as healthy, natural teeth would. If you are interested in getting dental implants, Elliott Ostro DMD, our dental implants dentist in NYC, can provide you with a preliminary exam and consultation which will help determine whether this option is right for you.

 

You do not have to live with missing teeth. If you wish to restore your smile and eat the things that you used to with complete ease, then dental implants may be the solution for you. If you want to learn more about dental implants in NYC, call us here at the dental offices of Elliott Ostro DMD to find out more or to schedule a visit today.

New York City Dental Implants
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

 

Oral Surgeon in Manhattan

NYC Oral Surgery Office

If you are in need of periodontal surgery, it is good to know that Ellitot Ostro DMD is a fine board-certified oral surgeon in Manhattan. Dr. Ostro’s practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. It is certainly understandable that the need for periodontal surgery can make you apprehensive, but Dr. Ostro’s practice strives to deliver the most comfortable and successful results; you can feel good

Trusted Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro

Trusted Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro

knowing that you are under the care of an expert, highly-trained periodontal surgeon. And periodontal surgery is a wonderful alternative to tooth loss!

As your oral surgeon in Manhattan, Elliot Ostro DMD believes in using treatments that are both pain-fee and anxiety-free. In fact, our entire staff is dedicated to making your periodontal surgery experience as comfortable as possible. We answer all of your questions about your periodontal surgery experience, and Dr. Ostro will also discuss any and all treatment options with you. The need for periodontal surgery arises when a patient has periodontal disease. This occurs when the pocket between the tooth and the gum gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar. These substance irritate the surrounding tissue, and can cause infection. If this happens, in time the gums can become damaged, and eventually the bone will become damaged as well. At this point you will may well need periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is an expert in performing this type of surgery. And, it is this surgery that is often instrumental in saving teeth, eliminating the need for tooth implants or dentures.

Elliott Ostro DMD, your oral surgeon in Manhattan, will recommend periodontal surgery if the bacteria and plaque have travelled so far into the pocket of the tooth that regular a dental cleaning can no longer be effective in debris removal. If the surgery is not done, periodontal disease can cause a painful abscess in the tooth, or simply end up loosening the tooth. If this occurs, the tooth will be lost. However, once periodontal surgery is performed, it is most important that the patient follows care instructions, and provides himself with expert oral care at home. If this is done, chances are very good that the gums will heal correctly and the teeth will be saved. There is no need to fear that periodontal surgery will be painful. Some people do experience minimal soreness in the mouth, but this does not last for more than a day or so. Sometimes there is sensitivity to hot or cold liquids, but that sensation also does not last for long. Periodontal surgery remains a wise choice if recommended by your periodontal surgeon to be a treatment option.

 

New York City Oral Surgery
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

 

 

Dental Implants, Implant Dentistry in New York City

New York City Dental Implants

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.

Oral Surgeon Central Park

Oral Surgeon Central Park

Bone Grafts Midtown Manhattan

Bone Grafts 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.

Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Periodontal Surgery Central Park

Periodontal Surgery Central Park

Did you know that approximately three out of four people suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease? In its mildest form, known as gingivitis, the disease has not progressed past the gums and is usually reversible. If conditions have deteriorated to the point where periodontitis has set in and the tissue and bone supporting the teeth have become perilously weakened, Central Park oral surgery may be required.

Central Park South Oral Surgery

Central Park South Oral Surgery

Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include Columbus Circle periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is fully equipped to perform this type of surgery and this procedure has saved thousands of questionable teeth with poor prognosis for many years.

If surgical therapy has been recommended to treat your periodontal disease, a determination has been made that the tissues around your teeth may not be treated or repaired using non-surgical treatment. The following are the five types of surgical treatments commonly performed by Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro:

  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic or Conventional
  • Soft Tissue Grafts: Cosmetic Gum Enhancement or Soft Tissue Augmentation
  • Dental Implants

Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York City, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077