Advanced Dental Implant Procedures – Gramercy Park, NY
Positioning Patients for Dental Implant Success
At Gramercy Dental Studio, having a weak or deteriorated jawbone does not necessarily disqualify you from getting dental implants. Advanced dental implant procedures such as bone grafts and sinus lifts can help rejuvenate patients’ jawbones and prepare them for dental implant success!
To determine if you need either of these advanced dental implant procedures in Gramercy Park, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ira Newman. He will be able to examine your mouth, teeth and jaw and recommend the appropriate treatment for your unique smile.
If you have a weakened jawbone from years of missing teeth in Gramercy Park, you may be able to benefit from bone grafting, a specialized procedure to stimulate the body to generate new bone growth and to rebuild damaged or deteriorated bone.
Bone grafting involves placing processed bone minerals onto specific areas of the jaw where the bone is weakened. This grafting material stimulates the body to produce new bone cells in the area, thereby slowly building the jawbone back up to full strength.
Grafting material can come from several different sources, including:
- The patient’s hip bone or rear jawbone
- A separate human donor
- An animal source
- Synthetic grafting material
If you undergo a bone grafting procedure at Gramercy Dental Studio, your jawbone will likely be fully healed in 3 to 6 months. Once your jawbone is sufficiently strong following a bone graft, you will be able to pursue dental implant treatment to restore your missing teeth.
Sinus Lift Surgery
Another common issue that often prevents men and women from being approved for dental implant treatment is not having enough bone to support a dental implant in the upper jaw. Fortunately, Dr. Newman can address this issue with a sinus lift, a surgical procedure that makes room near the molars and premolars for new bone by gently moving the sinus up and out of the way.
After an initial consultation, sinus lift surgery is typically completed in several steps:
- Newman will first make a small incision in the gum tissue where your back teeth once were.
- Next, he will open a small window in the underlying bone and gently push the exposed underlying membrane away from your jaw.
- The next step is to add bone grafting material where the sinus previously was in order to encourage new bone cell growth.
- Finally, Dr. Newman will stich the gum tissue closed and let the healing process begin.