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POSTED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013 AT 11:35 AM by Dr. Mark Stein
A healthy smile is often associated with good physical health and youth. As we age, maintaining a beautiful smile becomes increasingly challenging. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, health burdens such as diabetes, and trauma or injury can cause an unexpected tooth loss. Unfortunately, many of us fail to recognize how imperative replacing missing teeth is.
When empty spaces are left in the gum line, jawbone weakens. Weak jawbone can lead to widespread tooth loss, teeth that collapse inward, and weaken facial structure. Patients with weakened jawbone may also find they are ineligible for permanent dental restorations, such as dental implants. Restoring lost or weak jawbone, however, is not impossible. Thanks to the sophistication of modern medicine, researchers and doctors have developed bone regeneration of the jaw using less invasive and natural techniques.
Traditionally, oral surgeons would increase bone density with bone transplants by using a patient’s own bone from the hip or other parts of the body. Advances in dentistry however, now allow our NY Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, to regenerate jawbone using Bone Morphogenetic Protein in NY. Bone Morphogenetic Protein allows patients to grow new bone cells within a specific jaw location. This technology eliminates the need for a donor site, making Dental Bone Grafting less invasive with less recovery time. As one of the innovators of Bone Morphogenetic Protein, Dr. Stein has inimitable experience when it comes to jawbone grafting at his NYC office. In addition to BMP, Dr. Stein also offers the Infuse Jaw Bone Graft.
FDA approved Infuse Bone Grafting of the jaw in NYC stimulates the production of bone using a recombinant bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2). This protein is normally found in the body and encourages improved healing compared to artificial bone.
In addition to strengthening the jaw, a jawbone graft can also be performed to widen the jaw, or to create more space when patients have insufficient bone between the upper jaw and sinuses. If the mouth is not wide enough, Dr. Stein may perform a ridge expansion to widen the mandible. When patients display inadequate bone between the jaw and the sinuses, sinus lift surgery in NY is usually recommended.
Smile strong and gorgeously thanks to dental jawbone grafting in New York! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about bone regeneration in NYC. Contact our office at 212.888.4760, or request your appointment online today!
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, MARCH 05, 2013 AT 2:56 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
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POSTED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 AT 10:54 AM by Dr. Mark Stein
Do you find yourself losing sleep trying to catch some Z’s next to a loved one who snores? You can nudge your partner in hopes that they’ll slightly wake and stop snoring long enough for you to fall asleep, but the real problem will still remain. While many of us like to poke fun at our loved ones falling asleep and snoring loudly in front of the television during a quick nap, many do not realize that snoring can actually lead to serious medical conditions.
While snoring seems harmless, it can actually be a sign of a more serious condition, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft palate tissue at the back of the throat relaxes too much during sleep. When the soft palate becomes too restful, it causes vibrations in the tissues that lead to a snoring sound. There are two different types of sleep apnea, Obstructive and Central.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Narrowing of the airway is very dangerous, and if serious enough, can eventually lead to obstructive sleep apnea. During obstructive sleep apnea, the soft palate can collapse into the throat, partially or totally blocking the airway. When this happens, breathing comes to a halt until you re-awake. Often times however, you will not even realize you are waking up repeatedly throughout the night due to obstruction of your airway. Since your brain and body are not receiving sufficient oxygen, if left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to significant health issues, such as fatigue, heart problems, hypertension, even stroke.
Central Sleep Apnea: Unlike obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea means breathing is disrupted regularly during sleep because the brain does not signal your body to breath. While central sleep apnea can affect anyone, it is more common in people who have certain medical conditions or who are on certain medications. In addition, central sleep apnea can occur alone, or in conjunction with obstructive sleep apnea.
At the New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of New York, our NY oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, has helped patients breathe easy with the innovative pillar procedure. The Pillar Procedure can treat chronic snoring, as well as mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Performed in as little as twenty minutes, the Pillar Procedure is non-invasive and designed to provide long lasting relief.
During the Pillar Procedure in NYC, Dr. Stein will place three small implants inside your soft palate tissue. These implants add structural support to help stiffen the soft palate. Over time, your body will naturally form tissue around these implants, adding stability to the soft palate and preventing it from becoming too relaxed. The Pillar Procedure in NYC can be done using mild anesthesia and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Enjoy a soundless sleep, and take control of your health with the Pillar Procedure! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about sleep apnea and the Pillar Procedure in NYC. You may contact our office at 212.888.4760, or you may request an appointment online for your personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 AT 10:00 AM by Dr. Mark Stein
Prepare your smile for the New Year! If you’ve been putting off revamping your smile until after the holiday season, then it’s time to start now! A new smile cannot only help restore confidence, it can help create one of the most valuable assets to re-establishing a strong facial structure. Many times however, older patients may fail to believe they are candidates for a beautiful smile. Although certain conditions of the teeth, jaw, and gums may cause restoration to seem beyond hope, NY Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein helps patients understand their options when it comes to renewal of a beautiful smile.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, one-fourth of U.S. adults over the age of 65 are completely toothless. Tooth loss can occur due to a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes of tooth loss results from poor oral hygiene. In addition, lifestyle choices, such as smoking and poor nutrition can also lead to missing teeth.
When tooth loss becomes too severe for other methods of dental restoration to handle, patients may turn to dentures for help in achieving a renewed smile. Dentures not only help you restore confidence, they can add facial volume for a younger looking appearance. In addition, dentures help patients regain chewing ability and pronunciation improvement that may have been lost as a result of missing teeth.
Before opting for dentures however, your gums may require revision to help ensure proper placement of your new set of pearly whites. Specializing in Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in NYC Dr. Stein will ensure your dentures fit properly, for maximized effectiveness and comfort. Pre-Prosethetic Surgery includes removing excess bone, reshaping and smoothing bone, removing excess gum tissue, bone ridge reduction, and exposing any impacted teeth.
Often times, when patients have teeth removed, the bone ridge becomes sharp and uneven. In addition, if there is an impacted tooth beneath the gum, removal may be required in order to prevent your dentures from fitting improperly. Because dentures sit on the bone ridge, it is important that the bone is the proper shape and size. Pre-Prostetic surgery allows us to shape and smooth bone to ensure dentures fit securely, comfortably, and safely.
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In 2013, make a decision to improve your smile with a set of beautiful teeth and healthy gums! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery welcome any questions you may have about Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in NYC. Contact our New York office at 212.888.4760, or request an appointment online for your personal consultation.
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POSTED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 07, 2013 AT 2:48 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
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If you wish to take advantage of Dr. Stein’s expertise, contact our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may request an appointment online.
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