Implant Dentist in Scarsdale
Scarsdale Implant Dentist
Bone grafting is a procedure that is usually recommended when there is not enough bone or gum to place a dental implant. Restorative procedures such as dental implants need sufficient gum space and bone to surgically anchor the implant into the bone of the jaw. Without it, the only way to anchor it would be with a bone graft. A bone graft takes bone from a donor site, either from the patient or another source, and fuses it directly with the jawbone in a biocompatible process. At Contemporary Dental Implant Centre, our implant dentist in Scarsdale can perform dental implants, bone grafts, tooth extractions and more.
Tooth extractions are a procedure in which the tooth is removed from the socket. This procedure is usually needed if a tooth has damage or decay that has progressed so far that it cannot be repaired. Also, if the tooth is extremely loose, it may need to be extracted even with a bone graft. Many patients who have orthodontics are recommended to have some teeth extracted in order to make room. Reasons for extraction range from extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in, to teeth that have been weakened due to radiation, drugs or because the tooth has become a source of infection. Our implant dentist in Scarsdale is able to remove teeth as needed and in place of the tooth put an implant that can support an artificial tooth.
Our implant dentist in Scarsdale will first prepare the area with some type of numbing agent so that there is no pain during the extraction. Sometimes antibiotics are given before and after surgery to prevent infection. Antibiotics may be administered if there is evidence of a weakened immune system, the surgery is complicated, or, in the case of abscesses, there is infection present at the time of extraction.