Dental Bone Grafting in NYC and East Hampton
Rebuild the foundation of a healthy smile
A healthy, confident smile is built upon a healthy jawbone.
If that foundation isn’t strong, your smile may literally fall apart. Bone loss leads to tooth loss and gives your face an unnaturally aged, sunken appearance. The issues you face aren’t purely esthetic either. With a decayed jawbone your diet becomes limited and even speaking becomes difficult. The team at Rejuvenation Health, led by leading authority in biological dentistry Dr. Gerry Curatola, can rebuild your jawbone with bone grafting, allowing you to enjoy daily activities again without discomfort.
How bone grafting works
Bone grafting involves taking actual bone material or a biocompatible substitute and placing it in areas where you’ve lost jawbone. The graft material slowly joins with the existing bone, giving it sufficient strength and mass to hold dental implants, which replace your lost teeth with durable, long-lasting replacements. Careful selection of materials is key to success in bone grafting and the ultimate goal of improving your overall health. We’ve done decades of research to find the best biocompatible options—ones that also resist infection and facilitate healthy blood clotting.
Biological bone grafting treatments & benefits
Plasma-rich growth factors
Occurring naturally in your own blood, plasma-rich growth factors (PrGF) facilitate faster healing following bone grafting and other surgical procedures. We collect these growth factors from you by extracting a small amount of your blood. We then spin it at a high speed in a centrifuge, isolating the growth factors from other elements of your blood. Once harvested, we place your growth factors in concentrated form into your surgical sites, where they become a protective layer that aids in healing. A comparable natural process is the way a scab forms over an abrasion to protect the wound.
Reclaim your jawline
Tooth loss and bone loss can destroy your distinctive facial appearance. Fortunately, our team can restore your look through ridge augmentation. For this process we use our high-quality bone graft materials to reconstruct and strengthen your jawbone. You get more than bone and teeth back after ridge augmentation—you get a healthier, more youthful look.
Elevate sunken sinuses
Jawbone loss has many complications. When your upper jaw recedes, it can have an additional detrimental effect as some of your sinuses are supported by your upper jaw. If the bone collapses, those sinuses do as well. We’ll restore your sinuses to their proper position with a sinus lift. For this we carefully raise the sinus floor and place bone graft material below it.
OUR DENTAL TEAM
Gerry Curatola, DDS
Jeannie Grecco, DDS
James Linkous, DMD
Dean Raio, DDS
Tifany Elmalem, DMD
Ari Koutsoubis, DMD
Brendon Ursomanno, DMD
Scott Kim, DMD
Stop or reverse jawbone loss now, book your consultation with Dr. Gerry Curatola and team
STEP ONE Comprehensive telehealth consultation with the Rejuvenation Health Team
STEP TWO Customized treatment plan development and review
STEP THREE Treatment scheduling with a dedicated patient coordinator
At Rejuvenation Health, your overall physical and emotional wellbeing are as important to us as your oral health. As a biologically driven multi-specialty dental team, we consider how what we do impacts all of you—not just your mouth. We offer all major sedation methods from local to general anesthesia, our practice is synonymous with sedation dentistry in New York, NY so that you can relax through your appointment without fear or pain.
We use local anesthesia, the foundational level of sedation, to numb treatment sites before a minor procedure. You remain completely alert under its effects.
We’ll prescribe a medication for you to take either before your visit or during it. The level of anxiety you have will determine the kind of medication we provide as well as the level of comfort you experience.
We administer nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, through a mask. Nitrous oxide keeps you alert but relaxed throughout your treatment, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
Administered intravenously, IV sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you’re not actually asleep. You won’t feel any sensation during your procedure, nor will you remember anything about it afterward.