Enjoy Holiday Foods Again with a Sinus Lift in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 AT 9:30 AM  by Dr. Mark Stein

Will you have trouble enjoying your favorite holiday treats this season due to a lost or missing tooth? Tooth loss not only makes it hard to eat your favorite foods, it can have a significant impact on your jaw.

When a tooth becomes absent in the mouth, surrounding teeth can collapse inward to where the missing molar once resided. This not only causes misalignment of the jaw, it can lead to a loss of bone density. Although a lost tooth is one of the most common instances that leads to weak jawbone, the structure of the jaw may also be negatively affected by other conditions, including trauma, infection, gum disease, surgery, and congenital defects.

Patients who experience tooth loss often choose to opt for dental implants. Unfortunately, many patients may not believe they qualify for dental implants due to low jawbone density or their sinuses being too close to the jaw. At New York Oral & Maxillofacial Center, Dr. Mark Stein can help you qualify for dental implants with jawbone grafting & sinus lift in NYC.

Once bone density is lost, it is crucial to talk to your oral surgeon in New York to help regain jawbone. Lost jawbone not only makes qualifying for dental treatments difficult, it can have an effect on your appearance, creating a hollow facial structure, older appearance, and misaligned teeth. Luckily, however, you can regain lost jawbone density with a dental bone graft in NYC.

When performing jawbone grafting in NYC, Dr. Stein can take your own bone from other areas if the mouth or body and insert it into the less dense area of the jaw. Similarly, patients can choose their new bone to come from artificial cadaver bone or Bone Morphogenic Protein, also known as BMP. BMP is a natural protein that stimulates bone growth and eliminates the need for a bone harvesting procedure. Although bone grafting allows us to provide secure placement of dental implants, some patients may discover that there is not enough room within the jaw to support these grafts. In these instances, Dr. Stein can perform a sinus lift in NYC.

During a sinus lift, the sinus membrane is lifted upward. Consequently, enough space is created for bone grafts to grow. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Stein gently moves the sinus membrane away from the jawbone, creating space for the bone graft to take place. One the graft is positioned into the jaw and heals, secure placement of your dental implants in New York may take place.    

Keep your smile healthy and get back to enjoying your favorite foods! Learn more about sinus lift in NYC & talk to Dr. Stein about your dental implants today. Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about bone grafting or sinus lift in NYC. Contact our New York office at 212.888.4760 or request an appointment online.


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