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POSTED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015 AT 1:56 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Getting a tooth removed can be a concerning thought for many. When preparing for a tooth extraction, you may not be focused on anything but the procedure itself; this is certainly an understandable feeling. However, it is beneficial to also think about the future when removing a tooth.
After undergoing a tooth extraction, it is imperative that you fill the area of the missing tooth with a dental implant. If not, surrounding teeth may collapse inward—affecting tooth function and possibly altering your facial profile. Many patients, though, do not undergo a bone graft or bone maintenance after tooth extractions. As a result, bone loss begins to occur in the area where your tooth used to be. At New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Stein offers a breakthrough bone grafting method to encourage bone growth and formation in areas that are missing teeth in preparation for dental implants.
INFUSE® Bone Graft is the newest way to stimulate bone regeneration! INFUSE® is made from a special bone morphogenic protein that is found naturally in the body and promotes bone growth. Additionally, the type of bone being created as a result of INFUSE® BMP is natural bone—the same that is found throughout the body.
INFUSE® is different from other bone grafting methods in that it uses neither cadaver bone nor bone from other parts of your body—two techniques that may result in several bone grafting attempts to achieve the desired outcome. INFUSE® BMP can deliver precise and natural results, so you can grow a strong foundation for the future placement of dental implants.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about INFUSE® BMP, bone grafting, dental implants, or any of our other procedures! You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015 AT 6:53 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Considering dental implants to replace missing teeth? While many patients have ample bone and space to undergo their dental implant procedure smoothly, some may require additional procedures in order to ensure proper placement. When there isn’t enough bone height in the upper jaw or if the sinuses are too close, a dental implant will require a sinus lift to ensure adequate bone for placement of the implant. For those who have enlarged sinuses or less jawbone density, Dr. Stein offers sinus grafting to lift the sinuses and add a bone graft—allowing for dental implants to be properly inserted.
Your Sinus Graft Procedure
Dr. Stein uses the latest dental technology to lift the sinus membrane away from the jawbone. By doing so, ample space is created above the jaw for bone grafting to support your dental implant. The materials for your bone graft can come from a variety of sources. Dr. Stein has developed a very successful bone graft combination in his many years of practice. In some cases, synthetic materials, such as xenograft and/or INFUSE® bone grafting material, can be used to encourage bone growth. Once your graft is placed, the bone requires a period of about 4-6 months to heal and integrate with the jaw. Dr. Stein has developed a minimally invasive technique to add bone around the sinus area, often avoiding the need for “conventional“ sinus elevation procedures.
After your healing period ends, Dr. Stein is ready to place your dental implants. Implants are inserted into the jawbone and bond over time. These implants look and feel like your natural teeth—allowing you to eat virtually any food!
Sinus grafting can help those with enlarged sinuses or low jawbone density. Patients who have lost bone due to factors like gum disease and tooth loss can lift the sinus to create additional room.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about sinus grafting, bone grafting, dental implants, or any of our other procedures. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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POSTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 AT 4:26 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
When it comes to your health, planning ahead is always a positive. Other dentists may perform routine procedures, such as tooth extractions, without considering the future effects that such a procedure can cause. Here at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Stein’s top priority is your well-being—both now and in the future.
When the time comes to extract a tooth, Dr. Stein advises to undergo a bone graft after the extraction. Placing a bone graft after removing a tooth builds a stronger foundation for possible procedures down the road, such as inserting a dental implant.
Bone grafts can take up to 4-6 months to fully heal, so choosing to undergo a graft immediately after removing a tooth will prepare your jaw bone for dental implants, expiditing future dental procedures. Choosing to undergo a bone graft immediately after your tooth extraction also promotes healing and future bone growth in your jaw—creating a stronger and healthier overall bone structure.
During the procedure, Dr. Stein will carefully extract your damaged or impacted tooth. Some examples of a donor location include the patient’s own bone, as well as synthetic material, as is the case with INFUSE®, an innovative bone grafting technique using a special protein to encourage bone growth. In some cases, Dr. Stein will insert a special membrane around the bone graft for protection during healing.
After a period of 4-6 months, your dental implant is placed. Dental implants allow you to smile with confidence! These implants are surgically placed in the jawbone and bond to your bone, creating a strong foundation. Dental implants provide numerous benefits, including:
Look like natural teeth
Can eat virtually any food
Preserve your facial structure
Feel like real teeth
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about bone grafting, dental implants, or any of our other procedures! You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 AT 3:31 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Bone grafting can help treat various dental health problems, such as providing strength, stability, and density to anchor implants and replace bone mass, no matter the cause. For example, many patients who have lost teeth and need dental implants undergo bone grafting to ensure that their bone is strong enough to support new teeth. In addition, patients with jawbone deficiencies lose bone mass over time and look to bone grafting as a way to replace this missing mass. Some patients suffer trauma to the jaw, as well as infection and disease—both of which can adversely affect bone structure—requiring new bone to fill voids left by these unforeseen circumstances.
Here at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in different bone grafting methods to strengthen your jawline. One such method is the advanced bone grafting material known as INFUSE®.
INFUSE® is a special protein that stimulates your own body to make bone tissue! This protein is often used for bone grafting in large areas—usually spanning 2 or more teeth. First, our New York oral surgeon will combine a synthetically-made bone with cadaver tissue to create a special bone graft. This graft will then be added to the INFUSE® protein to create a completely unique piece of bone.
When grafted to your jaw, INFUSE® will stimulate your bone to create tissue, so you can naturally grow bone mass and increase bone density! INFUSE® results are extremely successful, with over 70 cases performed to satisfaction. Dr. Stein is one of the first oral surgeons in the country to use this innovative bone grafting method!
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about bone grafting or INFUSE®, as well as any of our other procedures. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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POSTED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 AT 5:37 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Looking to replace multiple missing teeth? Here at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our team of NYC dentists has the perfect method to ensure continued health and longevity for your new teeth! The “All-on-4” method is designed to place dental implants while simultaneously assuring flexibility for future dental procedures.
First, Dr. Stein will test your bite and bone availability to ensure that the bone can handle the number of dental implants being inserted. If your jawbone is strong enough, then Dr. Stein will plan to insert at least four dental implants to anchor an entire row of missing teeth.
The All-on-4 method will guard against future factors that can be problematic, like losing one of your dental implants. This way, should you need additional work done down the road, losing a single dental implant won’t compromise your entire row of teeth by preventing future work from being completed. Dr. Stein is always looking out for his patients’ best interests—not only in the present, but for their long-term dental health as well. Thus, he often chooses to place more than four dental implants to guard against complications that can occur over time.
The All-on-4 method is a faster and easier solution than placing one dental implant per tooth. In addition, it is a much more effective alternative than dentures because it reinforces structure throughout your entire mouth.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about dental implants, our All-on-4 method, or any of our other procedures! You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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