Planning Ahead for Future Dental Implants, with Dr. Stein!

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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