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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POSTED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2015 AT 4:34 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
Gone are the days of the Tooth Fairy. Unlike when we were younger, lost teeth won’t grow back; instead, we are left with an empty space as a permanent reminder. Such gaps are not only unsightly, but they also lead to problems eating and cause overall discomfort. However, imagine getting artificial teeth that look, feel, and act like your real ones! That’s where dental implants come in. Dental implants have become one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth! Unlike traditional dentures and bridgework, dental implants fit comfortably and securely without the need for special care. Due to recent technological advancements, people who lacked the bone density to qualify for dental implants can now enjoy natural-looking and permanent substitutes! By combining bone grafting and dental implant surgery, you can replace missing teeth and ensure the success of anchoring your new teeth! At New York Oral Surgery, Dr. Stein is at the forefront of both bone grafting and dental implant technology!
One such technology is the Cone Beam CT scan, which measures your jaw density and ensures that your dentals implants are placed correctly and can produce the desired results for years to come! When undergoing dental implant surgery, sometimes the jawbone lacks the bone density required to support the implant being inserted; this leads to a smaller implant being inserted as a replacement, which can ruin the entire process. That’s why Dr. Stein offers the Cone Beam CT scan in order to properly measure your jaw bone’s exact volume and density. By recording these measurements, Dr. Stein can determine exactly how much bone grafting is needed in order to properly anchor your dental implants. Once your teeth are extracted, the precise bone graft is placed to increase density in preparation of your dental implant.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about our CT Cone technology, as well as our bone grafting and dental implants 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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