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.
We know we all think we’re doing our best to promote our own oral health but sometimes problems arise and we need the expert care of a professional. Our NYC oral surgeon, Dr. Elliot Ostro DMD, provides incredible care using the most up-to-date and cutting edge technologies in periodontal and implant techniques. Periodontal (gum) disease is more widespread than most of us realize and as a progressive condition, can lead to much more than severe inflammation of the gums. Pocket reduction surgery is a treatment that helps to stop this loss and reduce the depth of the bacteria-collecting pockets.
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Dr. Ostro and our knowledgeable team are dedicated to educating all our patients on each part of their preventative maintenance. Dental (periodontal) pockets are areas beneath the gums that collect bacteria. The gums can become sensitive and inflamed, may bleed during brushing or flossing and root sensitivity can also become an issue. If left untreated, these pockets can cause a multitude of serious issues, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Our NYC oral surgeon cannot stress enough that proper oral hygiene is the most effective way to prevent further development of the infected periodontal pockets.
We know that any type of surgery causes certain levels of stress and anxiety but as an expert in his field with an exceptional success rate, Dr. Ostro makes sure that you’re comfortable and understand the procedure. Pocket reduction surgery is usually performed under a local anesthetic but additional sedation is an option if you prefer. It’s a very gentle procedure where the gum tissue is carefully pulled back and all the bacteria, plaque and tartar found there is removed. Once the bacteria, plaque and tartar are removed, the gum tissue is secured back around the teeth with tiny stitches. Depending on the area, the stitches may be self-dissolving or may need to be removed during a follow-up appointment. Your first follow-up appointment will be about a week after surgery and then three weeks after that. Our compassionate staff and our NYC oral surgeon is with you every step of the way and make themselves available afterwards for any questions or concerns you may have.
Periodontal surgical procedures, when feasible, reduces further gum recession, protects underlying bone, shields vulnerable roots from tooth decay, and improves a smile’s appearance. Gum tissue can recede from teeth because ofgum disease, brushing too hard or hereditary tendency for gum recession. Strong gum tissue keeps teeth solidly anchored and looks attractive. The new gum tissue our Midtown periodontal surgeon grafts to the site will offer better support for your teeth. Another specialty periodontal procedure at our Midtown oral surgery practice is removing excess gum tissue. This procedure will improves a person’s appearance by uncovering tooth structure, which makes teeth appear longer and larger.
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The foundation for a successful and effective doctor to patient relationship is built solely on trust.
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Our mission at our New York City oral surgery practice is to take the time to establish a close and trusting relationship with our patients in order to put them at east during treatments. Patient education before and after procedures is crucial to our staff at Elliott Ostro, DMD. Dr. Ostro continually endeavors to provide the most up-to-date surgical treatments available. Our NYC oral surgery team works together with patients to provide their expertise from dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions and root canals to smile makeovers. At Dr. Ostro’s practice we change the way people live their life. We believe our patients should feel confident with their beautiful, brighter, natural looking smile.
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.
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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
Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic or Conventional
Soft Tissue Grafts: Cosmetic Gum Enhancement or Soft Tissue Augmentation