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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.

Midtown Periodontal Surgery

Midtown Periodontal Surgery

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 of gum 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.

Oral Surgery NYC

The foundation for a successful and effective doctor to patient relationship is built solely on trust.

Periodontist in Midtown

Periodontist in NYC

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.

Periodontal Surgeon NYC
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(212) 223-8311