Single Tooth Jaw Bone Graft Allows For Dental Implants in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013 AT 6:26 PM  by Dr. Mark Stein

Statistics have shown that 69% of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. In time, when a tooth is lost or extracted, if nothing was put in place of the removed or lost tooth, the body will remold bone over the missing tooth area and create a thinner ridge of jawbone, making it harder to put a dental implant in place of the extracted tooth.

Oftentimes, your Oral Surgeon in NY will recommend having a single jawbone grafting procedure completed at the time of tooth extraction to prevent the jawbone from morphing and losing density for future implant.  NYC Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, offers Jawbone grafting in NYC to replace the lost bone density to place a single dental implant.

Jawbone grafting requires bone, either synthetic or sterilized cadaver, to be placed in the empty area. The procedure is an advanced, effective and safe way to promote growth in the jawbone. The jawbone grafting procedure is similar to having a tooth removed. The discomfort, post-operative, is minimal.  It takes 3-4 months for the bone to fuse to your jawbone and for the membrane to cover over the bone, once healing is completed, a dental implant can be placed.

After regrowth, a dental implant in NYC can be placed in the empty spot. Dental implants look and feel like a natural tooth, allow you to eat any type of food, preserve facial structure, do not hinder your ability to speak clearly, and let you smile with confidence! Unlike dentures, dental implants do not shift or click during eating or talking. Dentures also require heavy maintenance, including removal at night, pastes and powders, and specific dietary choices. Dental implants are also a superior choice to bridgework, which damage adjoining teeth, and require a specific dietary choices..

Are you missing a tooth or been turned down for dental implants in the past? Dr. Mark Stein can help repair your smile with Jawbone Grafting in New York. To learn more about Jawbone Grafting in New York, contact us at 212.888.4760, or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Stein and the staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery would be happy to discuss your options.


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