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Jericho Long Island Oral Surgeon

Sinus & Ridge Augmentation

 

Jericho Long Island Oral Surgeon

Jericho Long Island Oral Surgeon

When considering cosmetic dentistry procedures including dental implants, your preliminary professional examination may reveal reasons why you may not immediately receive your desired service including physical limitations. However, this seemingly insurmountable hurdle is not necessarily a reason to believe you are not a candidate for the service, but rather that you may need to receive additional treatment prior to your dental implant. One of the most common reasons Warren Baine, DMD, your premier Jericho Long Island oral surgeon may perform a sinus and ridge augmentation is to improve the structure needed to hold a dental implant in place. Since dental implants require healthy bone as their anchor, if the sinus wall is thin a sinus lift graft or sinus graft may be required.

During your initial office visit with Warren Baine, DMD, your premier Jericho Long Island oral surgeon, the exact details of your sinus and ridge augmentation procedure will be thoroughly explained. As an overall guide, your periodontist will typically enter the sinus from the area within the mouth where your upper teeth are missing. Next, the sinus membrane is raised to allow for the placement of donor bone into the floor of the sinus. Finally, the graft will allow patients who may otherwise be forced to utilizing partial dentures rather than dental implants for their tooth replacement. During your consultation, the caring and compassionate professional team in Dr. Baine’s office will encourage you to ask as many questions as you may need until you fully understand and feel comfortable regarding your sinus and ridge augmentation.

Upon completion of your sinus and ridge augmentation by leading Jericho Long Island oral surgeon, Warren Baine, DMD, we will advise you of any specific healing requirements as well as follow up care instructions or limitations. The first step is to schedule your initial examination with consultation to ensure you need or will benefit from this procedure. Our friendly and knowledgeable professional team members will be able to set up your appointment as well as answer many of your commonly asked new patient questions ranging from accepting insurance providers to additional services we offer.

WARREN C. BAINE D.M.D.

302 Ivy Hill Court,
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Cosmetic Tissue Grafting

Periodontist in Muttontown

Are you concerned about the health and appearance of your smile due to the debilitating effects of periodontitis? Gum disease can spread more rapidly than many of us realize, causing vast levels of destruction to all areas of a patient’s smile without creating a single moment of pain. This means that patients often experience damaged gum lines before they ever even notice they are experiencing the symptoms of an oral diseases. Periodontitis needs to be treated as soon as possible before loss of gum lines leads to loss of teeth and bone. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need with cosmetic tissue grafting from the state of the art practice of Warren Baine, DMD.

Cosmetic Tissue Grafting

Cosmetic Tissue Grafting

Cosmetic tissue grafting is a process used to treat ailing gum lines from periodontitis or even the simple lack of healthy gum lines due to a genetic disorder. An adequate amount of gums are an absolute necessity in order to keep teeth healthy and strong. When mild gingivitis turns into destructive periodontitis, the first aspect of your smile to be affected are the linings of your gums where they meet the surface of your teeth. High bacteria levels turn against your smile to eat away at the gum lines, causing a gap to form between the edge of your gums and your teeth. This gap causes the roots of your teeth to become exposed to the outside world. Unlike the crowns of your teeth, the roots are not protected by dentin or enamel, and can be easily subject to decay and loss. Your doctor works to prevent this problem from ever happening to you with a gingival graft taken from the roof your mouth. By taking the graft from your own body, your doctor works to insure fast healing times with minimal complications and easy acceptance. Once the graft has been acquired, the soft tissue is secured to the lining of your gums where current gum lines are inadequate. This procedure not only works to immediately repair gum lines, but the soft tissue graft itself actually works to actively encourage new gum line growth for naturally healthy gums that will protect your teeth and jaw bones from harm for a smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful.

For the very best in cosmetic soft tissue grafting, be sure to visit the experts at the welcoming offices of Warren Baine, DMD. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff have been proudly serving your local community for over 30 years with the latest advancements in oral health care technology and procedure to treat patients of all ages and levels of need. With gum line grafts from Warren Baine, DMD, your smile can be returned to picture perfect health once more.

302 Ivy Hill Court,
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Periodontist in Jericho

Periodontics

Periodontics is a key component of dental care. Your gums are just as important to your oral health as your teeth are. In some ways, they’re even more important because untreated gum disease not only threatens the well-being of gums and bone tissue, but can lead to losing teeth also. Our periodontist in Jericho wants to help you prevent gum disease and to offer you timely and appropriate treatment when signs of it are detected.

Periodontist in Jericho

Periodontist in Jericho

The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly and vigorously at least twice per day. By doing so, you will be removing the food particles that can get lodged in your gum pockets and also plaque that together can cause your gums to become irritated. In addition to your at home regimen, a twice yearly checkup with our periodontist in Jericho works to keep your gums strong and free of disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. If it’s detected as part of your exam, in most cases it can be addressed with just a simple dental cleaning (or maybe two). Unfortunately, if you don’t come in for your exam, gum disease will not simply go away. It advances to its second stage, which is called periodontitis.

Some of the symptoms that can indicate the presence of periodontitis are having consistently bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth; gums that are either red, swollen, or tender; loose or shifting teeth; receding gums; and gums that bleed during or after brushing your teeth. Experiencing any of the above means you should call us right away and schedule an examination with our periodontist in Jericho. Every day you delay could mean erosion of gum and bone along with the chance of teeth loosening and falling out. In most cases, periodontitis requires a more involved treatment called scaling and root planing. This involves the use of either hand scraping or ultrasonic tools ( or both ) to get down to the roots and clean out the offending particles and plaque. In severe cases, gum surgery may be required, but it’s our goal to avoid that if at all possible. With proper attention to prevention, you should be able to keep your gums in good condition for the long term.

302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Dental Implant Surgeon Jericho

Jericho Implant Dentistry

In order to be a good candidate for dental implants and the many advantages they have to offer, it’s necessary to have a strong jaw bone (for lower teeth) or sinus wall (for upper teeth). This is because the implant is placed into the sinus wall and then fuses to it. The sturdiness comes from this process and a sinus wall that is too thin is insufficient to meet the goal. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on dental implants entirely. That’s because our Jericho dental implant surgeon, Dr. Warren Baine, can perform sinus augmentation surgery, the results of which will qualify you to have a dental implant.

Sinus Lift Surgery Jericho

Sinus Lift Surgery Jericho

Sinus augmentation surgery, also know as sinus lifts, takes bone tissue from elsewhere in your body and uses it to enhance your sinus wall. This makes it stronger and thus able to accept the implant. Naturally, there will be a waiting period while the new bone tissue spurs the growth of new and more dense bone in your sinus wall, but this delay is well worth it if you are determined to have a dental implant done by our Jericho dental implant surgeon to replace one of your upper teeth.

Dental implants have an impressive success rate of about 98%, so there is every reason to believe that having sinus augmentation surgery done is a good idea to facilitate the placement of an implant. They look and feel just like a natural tooth does. Furthermore, you will be able to eat, speak, brush, and floss normally, with complete confidence. No messy adhesives are needed to keep your dental implants in place. No clasps are required and there is no effect on your surrounding teeth either, unlike with bridges where the two teeth on either side have to drilled down and have a crown put on them to provide needed support for the bridge. The support and strength for a dental implant comes from its fusion with your jaw bone or sinus wall. That is why our Jericho dental implant surgeon offers sinus augmentation surgery; to allow you the opportunity to have a dental restoration that will serve you well for many years to come, possibly for life.

Sinus Augmentation Surgery Jericho
302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344

Brookville Implant Dentist

Dental Implants 11753

Our Brookville implant dentist, Warren Baine, DMD, has many patients that are seeking dental implants in their upper jaw, but we often find that they need to have the oral surgery procedure called a sinus lift. During this procedure, Dr. Baine will add bone in the area where dental implants will be placed. To make room for this bone graft, Dr. Baine will have to actually move your sinus membrane. The sinus lift procedure is frequently suggested for our patients who have lost bone mass or density in their upper jaw, due to gum disease or when their sinuses are too close to area intended for dental implants. Our Brookville implant dentist can perform this sinus augmentation, which allows many of our patients to have dental implants successfully rather than having to wear partial dentures.

Sinus Augmentation Surgery 11753

Sinus Augmentation Surgery 11753

Our patients who have lost one or more teeth may experience bone loss at the site of their missing tooth or teeth. As a result, your gums and jawbone, in the area of the lost tooth, may have an unnatural indentation. When our patient has a dental implant placed in the site of the lost tooth, the indentation caused by the bone loss can cause the dental implant to appear too long when compared to neighboring teeth. Ridge augmentation surgery allows our Brookville implant dentist to place a bone graft in the indentation to fill in the missing bone. As a result of the ridge augmentation, you can recover the natural contour of your gums and jaw.

There are several reasons why bone grafting would need to be performed and our Brookville implant dentist is an expert in his field, and thoroughly explains the process and necessity to all our patients. Periodontal disease, mouth trauma, or badly fitting removable dentures can cause damage and bone grafting is done to reverse any bone loss. It is also used to extend the bone to allow proper implant placement. In some cases, our Brookville implant dentist, Dr. Baine will need to increase the bone in the sinus area for dental implant placement, or extend bone to improve the fit and comfort of a removable prosthesis. When a patient loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses and bone grafting is used to preserve this bone for future implant placement or, simply, just to look better.

Bone Grafting Surgery Brookville
302 Ivy Hill Court
Muttontown, New York 11753
516-986-2344