FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ, January 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Did you know your jawbone could resorb if you don't replace a missing tooth? You might be thinking-what does that even mean? It means that your jawbone, which supports your facial soft tissue and gives your face structure, will deteriorate-near the area of tooth loss-if there is nothing to stimulate it. This will leave you with less bone, potentially complicating your impending dental implant procedure.
"A good implant candidate has good hygiene habits, healthy gums, and most importantly, enough bone to anchor the implant. If your jawbone resorbed where your natural tooth used to be, you might think you can't receive a dental implant. That's not true. A dental implant procedure is still a possibility," says Dr. Michael A. Costello, surgeon in Franklin Lakes and Maywood, NJ.
In Franklin Lakes and Maywood, dental implant treatment is still a possibility, but you most likely need a bone graft to recreate some of the jawbone that was unfortunately lost. Why is it important for there to be enough jawbone near the affected area? For an implant procedure to be completely successful, there needs to be enough support surrounding the implant. The answer to your problem-bone graft. Maywood and Franklin Lakes residents can find this procedure available at Costello Oral Surgery Associates.
Dr. Costello has practiced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for over a decade, and offers minor and major bone grafting. A routine bone grafting procedure is usually minor, and treatment can take place in the surgeon's office with the use of a local anesthesia or conscious sedation. Through a small incision or the extraction site itself, Dr. Costello transfers bone-grafting material to the sight of the diminished jawbone. The grafting material can be a natural (from another part of your body) or synthetic (made of powder, granules, putty or even gel). At the sight, a waiting period for bone regeneration is generally 3-4 months for minor and up to 9 months for Sinus Lifts.
To schedule a consultation to discuss having a bone graft or dental implants in Maywood or Franklin Lakes, call (201) 712-5556. Patients can also go to www.njcosa.com
to submit an appointment request form. One of Dr. Costello's team members will assist you in scheduling an appointment. On Dr. Costello's website, you can find door-to-door directions, list of services provided and other resources. Dr. Costello and his team strive to put you at ease! Dr. Costello participates with most dental and some medical insurance carriers.
About Costello Oral Surgery Associates:
Dr. Michael Costello attended Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey before pursuing his surgical career at Lincoln Medical Center/Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. During his residency, Dr. Costello received extensive training in all facets of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. This wide scope includes major/minor bone grafting, reconstructive maxillofacial surgery, trauma surgery, TMJ surgery, implantology, pathology, sedation/anesthesia and dentoalveolar surgery. Dr. Costello is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Society of Dental Anesthesia. Not too long ago, in 2003, Dr. Costello was invited to serve as the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons' International Delegate to China. He is also an active member of the New Jersey State Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. His peers elected him one of New Jersey Monthly's Top Dentists by the National Consumer Research Council from 2010-2013.Media Contact:
Costello Oral Surgery Associates, LLC
Dr. Michael A. Costello
949 Spring Valley Road
Maywood, NJ 07607
777 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
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