POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 AT 11:05 AM by Dr. Mark Stein
Oral surgery truly has come a long way. Specialized imaging software has allowed for precise dental mapping, while advanced technology can create customized dental implants to fit in with your individual set of teeth. Advancements such as these have made procedures safer and have produced better results, thanks to careful planning and execution. Creating a concise strategy before dental implant placement is crucial, as effective planning can result in less unforeseen circumstances during the procedure and less overall risk. nSequence® is the newest way to plan ahead for your oral procedure!
This innovative dental software and restoration planning acts as a guide when performing the placement of dental implants. Once the implants are placed, a temporary restoration of the final teeth can be placed the same day by the restorative dentists because all the planning has been done beforehand. This makes the “Teeth in a Day” procedure much more predictable and streamlined. Check out some of the benefits of nSequence® below. Dr. Stein is the only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in NYC that is currently able to use this technology.
nSequence® software uses the CT scan taken in Dr. Stein’s office in combination with a restorative plan made together between Dr. Stein and your restorative dentist to formulate a surgical guide that will be used during the implant placement procedure. nSequence® scanning technology can produce a virtual wax-up (a virtual image or impression of your teeth) that can then be modified according to the desired treatment.
Planning Oral Surgery With Precision
nSequence® allows for precise planning in preparation for a variety of procedures. This software acts as a guide—allowing for accurate, realistic results with every change made on screen. Every surgical option can be displayed and surgeons can place implants at the desired depth, angles, and trajectory. Oral surgeons can even display multiple treatment options in order to determine the best course of action that coincides with the patients goals and desires.
Multiple Types Of Surgical And Restorative Procedures
nSequence® can safely and efficiently plan a host of oral procedures, including:
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about nSequence®, 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 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 AT 4:15 PM by Dr. Mark Stein
One of the most interesting things about oral surgery is the complexity of the maxillofacial region. Every patient’s situation is unique in some way. While many of us have enough bone density and space to place dental implants, this isn’t the case for every patient.
Sometimes, additional dental work is required to properly undergo dental implant surgery. For patients who have lost bone around the upper jaw, a bone graft is required to create a strong platform for dental implants. However, this bone loss may lead to the sinuses being located too close to the jaw, and additional room must first be created in order to place your implants. At New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Stein can perform a sinus lift to move the sinuses further away from the jawbone in order to pave your way to a fuller smile.
First, Dr. Stein will make a small incision in your jawbone in order to properly lift the sinus to the desired location. Once your sinuses are moved and space is created, a bone graft will be placed in preparation for your dental implants. A period of 6-9 months is required to ensure that the new bone fully integrates with your jaw and heals. There are a variety of bone grafting options, including utilizing your own bone, cadaver bone, or special bone grafting materials, such as the INFUSE® bone morphogenic protein. Dr. Stein will discuss which bone grafting option is right for you.
Once your bone grafts are fully healed following your sinus augmentation, Dr. Stein will place your dental implants—providing natural-looking results that function just like real teeth and allow you to smile with confidence. Dr. Stein strives to find solutions that meet every patient’s unique needs and circumstances. Those who suffer from decreased bone density can still enjoy the benefits of dental implants thanks to the sinus lift procedure.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about the sinus lift, 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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