Periondontitis—boy, that’s a mouthful. Hard to say…even harder to deal with. It doesn’t have to be. Sure, it’s a life-long form of gum disease that wreaks having on both gum and bone. Yes, it can also potentially lead to dental loss. Again, it doesn’t have to be like that. If it ever gets to a point where you’re losing bone, feel free to visit Marc B. Hertz for Sheepshead Bay dental surgery. Because no problem is without a solution.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to first know (if you don’t already) what Periodontitis is and how it comes about. When plaque isn’t completely removed (usually through diligent flossing), it lingers between teeth and gum. Eventually, plaque becomes tartar—a haven for bacteria. Over time, gums grow red and irritated from the presence of said bacteria. This causes gums to shrink, and dental bone to deteriorate. At this point, teeth lose stability and are more susceptible to falling out. Bone grafting, a service offered by Sheepshead Bay dental surgery, does wonders toward restoring lost bone. If you’re curious about more details, feel free to reach out to Marc B. Hertz. Although periodontitis is the type of gum disease that persists for life, you can keep it under control by committing yourself to a consistent (key word) morning and nightly routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Coupled that with regular visits to the dentist for cleanings, plaque buildup should stay at a minimum.
Well, don’t linger in the depths of uncertainty. You don’t have to make such a big leap yet, if you’re not ready for surgery. How about starting off small? Phone call small should do. Or shoot an e-mail—whichever you’re comfortable with. Reach out to Marc B. Hertz to inquire ask about Sheepshead Bay dental surgery.
Due to the great popularity of dental implants, bone grafting has become a very common procedure at our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC. Our top-notch oral surgeon, Dr. Marc B. Hertz, provides bone grafting surgery to allow many people to get dental implants, who otherwise could not. A Sheepshead Bay bone graft will make their jawbone thick enough and healthy enough to properly hold dental implants.
Many people are turned down for dental implants because their jawbone is not thick enough or healthy enough to provide a good environment for a new dental implant. The titanium dental implant root needs to be able to function as an extremely secure base for the new dental implant tooth; it must be able to strongly fuse to the jawbone. However, if the patient’s jawbone is not healthy, this tight fusion will not be able to occur. Many patients who come to see us for a Sheepshead Bay bone graft are doing so, so that they will be able to ultimately receive dental implants. At our practice, we also provide implant placement for our patients. Once the dental implants are properly placed in the patient’s jawbone, they will return to their regular restorative dentist to get the top porcelain crown created and permanently attached. The bone grafting surgery is necessary for some patients in order to supplement the bone mass of their jawbone. This will allow the dental implant roots to anchor firmly into the jawbone. The bone graft will not only replace missing bone, but it will also help your body to regenerate its own jawbone. The new bone growth will form a bridge between your existing bone and the graft material, strengthening the jawbone overall. A stronger and fuller jawbone will also help to restore your appearance, and give your face a more youthful look.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a Sheepshead Bay bone graft, or for getting dental implants, contact our office for an appointment.
Dental implants give you replacement teeth that look and feel like real ones, without the drawbacks so often associated with older traditional full-tooth restorations like bridges and dentures. Most people can take advantage of this advanced technology, but one vital requirement is that you need to have a jaw bone that is thick and strong enough to hold the post that acts as a replacement for your tooth root. If you don’t, however, our highly skilled oral surgeon, Dr. Marc. B. Hertz, will not leave you wanting. Thanks to our Sheepshead Bay bone grafting, you can still enjoy the benefits of a dental implant.
The process of bone grafting is simple, but requires the care of a specialist like our oral surgeon. It involves taking bone tissue from another part of your body, or alternatively from a donor bank, and then transplanting that tissue into your jaw bone to augment it. Over the next few months, new bone tissue will grow around the transplanted tissue, making it sufficiently strong and thick so that you will be able to move forward with your dental. The exact amount of time that it takes will depend on various factors, including your individual circumstances. In some instances, it make require up to nine months, but often the wait is significantly less time than that. Dr. Hertz will be able to estimate for you about how long it should be for you. Once your jaw bone is ready to accept the post, it will be placed and your bone will grow around and fuse with it, eventually leading to a secure and reliable bond.
With our Sheepshead Bay bone grafting, there is virtually no reason for you not to schedule an appointment to get started with dental implants. Wouldn’t you like to have your full smile back again? It all starts with you. Call our office and make your appointment.
The term “bone grafting” can sound a little scary. You may avoid going to your dentist altogether because of this fear. However, at the dental office of Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC, you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. Dr. Hertz is a highly experienced oral surgeon who specializes in Brooklyn NY bone grafting, and will be sure to make your entire experience is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. And that all begins by educating on his patients.
In the instance of a missing tooth or many missing teeth, a few things can happen. First of all, it’s important to understand that your jaw bone is what holds your teeth in place. The roots of your teeth are surrounded by bone and attached by some other anatomical structures that we don’t really want to worry about today. Once a tooth is removed, the bone doesn’t have anything to support anymore. Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. Brooklyn NY bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different sites depending on the size of the defect. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites.
Although bone grafting is a surgical procedure which can sometimes be rather extensive, it plays a very important role in making new teeth possible. If you would like to learn more about our dental office or our oral surgeons, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding Brooklyn NY bone grafting, or any of our other procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly.
Gum disease is painless, and many people are unaware they have it. If gum disease goes untreated it can develop into gingivitis, and if gingivitis is untreated it will develop into periodontitis. Our Brooklyn dental bone grafting is a great solution to gum disease.
Dental Bone Grafting
And our dentist, Dr. Marc B. Hertz is the best oral surgeon in the Brooklyn area to treat gum disease. Bone grafting, also referred to regenerative surgery, recreates bone and tissue lost due to gum disease. Once gum disease develops, and periodontitis occurs, the bone around your teeth has been lost, however bone grafting will re-grow the lost tissue.
The main goal of our Brooklyn bone grafting is to rebuild the bone and other structures to reattach the tooth to your gum. Dr. Hertz’s dental practice specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, in addition to diagnosing and treating gum disease. The dental bone grafting procedure begins by Dr. Hertz separating the gums from your teeth to access your tooth bone and roots. After cleaning your tooth roots, the holes in your jaw bone will be filled with the grafting material.
Although your own bone is best for this dental procedure, other common bone grafting material may include cadaver bone, synthetic glasses or cow bone. The last step of our Brooklyn bone grafting procedure is stitching the gums back into place. Within 6 to 9 months your body will regenerate new tissue and bone to fill in the treated area and reattach the tooth to your jaw.