Sheepshead Bay bone grafting
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.
Midwood tooth loss
When you are thinking about getting dental implants, you are probably concerned with finding the best oral surgeon around. After all, dental implants do require surgical placement of the titanium implant root, and it is important that this minor surgery be performed by an expert in the field. When you have experienced Midwood tooth loss, and want an expert, experienced surgeon, contact our practice, Marc B. Hertz, DDS PC.
Dr. Hertz’s practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery, so you can be assured that your dental implant procedure will be expertly performed if you have experienced Midwood tooth loss. At our practice Dr. Hertz and our entire staff work to provide outstanding results for our patients, who we always treat with compassion and integrity. Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution for patients who have a missing tooth or teeth. These implants become a fixed solution, and if well taken care of can last our patients for a lifetime. Dental implants are as functional and natural teeth. The implant is made of two portions: the titanium root portion and the porcelain crown portion. The titanium portion acts as a metal anchor, and substitutes for the tooth root. The implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone by Dr. Hertz. Then small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors for the soon to be attached porcelain tooth.
Getting completed dental implants is not immediate, as the entire procedure will take several months. First Dr. Hertz will surgically implant the titanium root. Then time will pass so that the implant can fuse with the jaw bone and become stabilized. After this has happened, Dr. Hertz will uncover the implant, and attach a small healing collar to it. This helps ensure the best healing, and the most success for a successful implant process. This process cannot be rushed, as your body needs to heal at its own pace. After this healing has completed, you will return to your general dentist to have the crown portion of the implant created and attached. The entire process takes from six to eight months, depending on your body’s healing schedule. Dental implants are a great way to compensate for Midwood tooth loss. If you would like to see if you are a good candidate for implant surgery, contact our office today for an appointment with Dr. Hertz.
Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230