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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

 

Tooth Extractions in NYC

NYC Oral Surgeon

New York City Oral Surgery

New York City Oral Surgery

When you need tooth extractions in NYC, the best doctor to visit is Elliott Ostro, DMD. Dr. Ostro has his practice conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, and is a board certified Oral Surgeon. His practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. Our state-of-the-art office and equipment will help ensure that your procedure is performed with minimal discomfort and provide a successful outcome. Our patients receive the best oral medical care available, whether we are performing a simple tooth extraction or an advanced oral surgical procedure.

Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, can be performed for many reasons. Of course, the first and best option is to try and save the tooth. However, there are times when root canal therapy, fillings or crowns are not sufficient to save a tooth; then it must be extracted. Other reasons a patient may need to have a tooth extracted include: teeth need to be removed to make room for orthodontia; a tooth cannot erupt due to crowding; a tooth is too badly damaged from trauma; a tooth is too badly decayed to be restored; to prevent the spread of a serious infection; or if the patient’s immune system is compromised. Today, using modern anesthetics and sedatives, pulling a tooth can be done with little or no discomfort to the patient.

Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, are generally performed using local anesthesia. However if more than one tooth is being pulled, or if a tooth is impacted, a general anesthetic may be used. This way you can comfortably sleep during the procedure, and be assured that you will not suffer any discomfort. When a tooth is impacted, the doctor will need to cut away gum and bone tissue that surround the tooth, and then loosen it with forceps. If a tooth is unusually difficult to remove, it may be removed in pieces. After the tooth has been removed, the surgeon will pack a gauze pad into the socket; you will need to bite down to help stop the bleeding. On occasion, the surgeon will use a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum over the area of the missing tooth. Tooth extraction is generally an easy procedure to tolerate. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, make an appointment today to see Dr. Ostro.

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

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

Manhattan Dentist

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

It may be tempting in your busy life to skip appointments that do not seem immediately relevant.  For example, if you are not currently experiencing mouth pain or able to see any changes in the general health of your teeth and gums, it may seem permissible to cancel or postpone your regular dental appointment to make room for something else in your jammed schedule.  Problem is, oral cancer screenings which may be performed during a routine dental examination, may be the difference between early detection and treatment or the need for more extensive care.  In many cases, oral cancer may not present symptoms patients will immediately recognize and identify as cancer.  To receive a painless determination, you may opt for oral cancer screenings in Manhattan by Elliott Ostro, DMD.

If you are a cigarette smoker, a tobacco user who also regularly drinks alcohol, have been identified as having human papillomavirus (HPV), are over the age of 40, have had extensive sun exposure or do not have a healthy diet, you are at a higher risk for oral cancer. Oral cancer is also found in twice as many men as women.  If you have a sore or irritation on your mouth or lip, white or red patch in your mouth, difficulty chewing, swallowing or moving your jaw or tongue, or numbness anywhere in your mouth or jaw for more than 2 weeks, an oral cancer screening may be recommended by your dentist or physician.  Elliott Ostro, DMD performs oral cancer screenings in Manhattan and will provide you with a thorough consultation to explain the procedure as well as a comprehensive follow up to review your results and treatment options.

Our professionally and highly trained staff are understanding and compassionate.  We understand you may have feelings of anxiety or stress associated with visiting a dentist in the past and will keep you informed about each phase of your treatment or service in our office.  To schedule oral cancer screenings in Manhattan, call our office at (646) 862-7077 and a friendly and helpful member of our team from the office of Elliott Ostro, DMD will be happy to make your appointment.  We can also be reached for appointment via our website at www.newyorkcity-oralsurgery.com.

New York City Oral Cancer Screenings
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

 

 

Manhattan TMJ Treatment

TMJ Specialist in Manhattan

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to difficulties in moving your jaw, you may need the help of our Manhattan TMJ treatment. If you have what is known as TMJ disorder, it can be a challenge or nearly impossible for you to talk, eat, or yawn the way you normally would. Our TMJ specialist will examine you and make a diagnosis so that you can get the appropriate treatment to address the situation.

Manhattan TMJ Treatment

Manhattan TMJ Treatment

TMJ is short for the tempormandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw to the temporal bone in your skull. TMJ disorder can be caused be several possible factors. An injury or an accident could cause damage to the join or you may be suffering the effects of arthritis. Or erosion to the disk that lets the joint shift may lead to misalignment. In any case, whatever may have led to your TMJ disorder, the symptoms will always be similar. Often there will be tenderness in your jaw or you will feel pain when chewing. Your jaws may lock as you try to open or close your mouth or move your jaws from side to side. You should also be aware that pain in or around your ear or facial pain of any kind might be traceable to your need for our Manhattan TMJ treatment. If you notice any of the above listed signs, the best thing to do is call us and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ostro as soon as you can.

So, how is TMJ disorder treated? Well, for mild cases, no treatment may be needed at all. The situation might just resolve itself with time. Bite guards, physical therapy, exercises, and counseling are all common examples of our Manhattan TMJ treatment. In severe cases, injections or surgery could be a last resort to offer relief, but most patients will not need such extreme measures. Medication options include over the counter pain relievers, prescription strength pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and sedatives, which are especially useful in addressing problems with teeth clenching at night. There is no reason to suffer with TMJ disorder any longer than you have to. We’re here and ready to help.

30 Central Park South, Suite 11D
New York, NY 10019
(212) 223-8311

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

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

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

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 Midtown Manhattan

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  Oral surgery and dental implant dentistry is about more than just a pretty smile.  It is about restoring your confidence to smile and laugh freely every day.

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Our Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon, Elliott Ostro, DMD, specializes in a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including dental implants and bone grafting, apicoectomies and periodontal surgery, wisdom teeth removal, plus other oral surgery procedures.  Our beautiful, state-of-the-art accredited facility allows us to treat our patients in the most comfortable and safe environment possible with anesthesia services provided.  Our Midtown Manhattan oral and maxillofacial surgeon has additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia extensive training after graduation from dental school.

Oral Surgery Midtown Manhattan

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Ostro manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.  Our Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan facility provides a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise.  This includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort.  One of our oral surgery procedures, dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  Your teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that now your teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

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

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