A bite is considered to be healthy when all or most of the teeth are present and not destroyed by normal daily usage. It is destructive when teeth show wear, looseness or when TMJ (jaw joint) damage is seen. Bite therapy helps restore a bite that can function without damage and destruction. Multiple missing or damaged teeth interfere with your ability to chew properly and can lead to significant other problems such as jaw joint pain, over-stress to remaining teeth and even digestive problems. The therapy may include:
The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. These sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.
Our doctors and staff are proud to be part of a team whose primary mission is to deliver the finest and most comprehensive periodontal services available today. We are concerned about your dental care and want to ensure you that it is performed in the most responsible manner. In order to assist you with the investment in your dental health, we have outlined our payment policy. The fees in our office are based on the care, skill, time, and judgment necessary to help treat your condition. The fee for a particular treatment will be discussed fully prior to treatment.
Periodontist Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc., New York, NY, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. Alan S. Pollack, D.D.S., Ronald B. Odrich, D.D.S. or Hector Sarmiento, D.M.D., MSc. can now correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. Our office is located at 225 East 64th Street, Suite 1, New York, NY. Call us at 212.838.0940. Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem.