Bone Grafting

Major & Minor Bone Grafting

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Please call our Carmel office at 845-278-2101, Danbury CT office at 203-797-0008, Poughkeepsie NY office at 845-452-2900, Hartsdale NY office at 914-997-7688, or our new Mt. Kisco NY office at 914-486-5600 with any questions or to make an appointment.

Major Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.

Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different sites depending on the size of the defect. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites. These procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.

Northeast Implant & Oral Surgery

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My experience with Dr. Salas is everything a patient would want to experience with their doctor. He is very patient, professional and has an excellent bedside manner. I was extremely nervous with the biopsies Dr. Salas had to perform. Dr. Salas assured me I would be fine, and I was. He was very gentle, kind and is really concerned with his patients. I cannot thank him enough for all the patience he had with me. I also commend his staff, they were wonderful. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Salas. He has given the confidence and trust we all need in our doctors.

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For someone who has had bad experiences in the past with dentists/surgeons, the office staff and Dr. Salas made me feel very comfortable and relaxed! I was well informed and they made me feel like I was an actual person and not just "dollar signs"! Answered my questions and even followed up the day after to make sure I was doing ok! Will definately be sending patients their way! Will be definately referring them!

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I have know Dr Anthony Cuomo since before 2006. I had my wisdom teeth out two separate times. I have seen Dr Christopher Cuomo...who helped take care of an infection. He was very nice. The whole office is great. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel very comfortable and at ease. I have also seen Dr Miller, who removed a lesion from my lip. He was great and also funny. The whole experience was great and the staff was awesome. There is an assistant named Christine, she is very sweet and kind. I have known her for a very long time and I trust her completely. She knows so much about the dental field and has such a wonderful and friendly personality. I would recommend the office to anyone.

- Nicole G

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Had surgical procedure yesterday- ( poughkeepsie office) - went very well. Prior to surgery all my questions and concerns were thoughtfully addressed and the procedure was explained to me thoroughly - really helped to lower my anxiety level. Very pleased with Dr Miller and his team.

- Shirley D

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I want to thank Dr. Hendi, who is in the Poughkeepsie office,for his taking excellent care of my daughter - who needed dental implants. She was quite concerned about this - it meant a lot to her. She loved this doctor! She felt comfortable, secure and knew she was in great hands. She healed well and was checked out by Dr. Kelly Walters afterwards who said “this was a work of art.” Also I sincerely want to thank Jessica - who works in the Connecticut office in billing/insurance. She fought for my daughter, working along with the insurance company to due their part. Thank you Jessica. You were on our side, were easily reachable, respected our concerns and were very understanding. You are in good hands with Northeast Implants!

- Marie G

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Dr. Salas was one of the best doctors of dentistry we have met. He was completely professional and went through the entire procedure from beginning to end. He talked directly to us and my son who is autistic and full of angst to put all of us at ease. He told us if any problems came up he would stop the procedure and schedule a later date at the local hospital with our son under complete sedation and safety. On day of the removal they took our son in and the nurse stayed to tell us exactly what was going on and then kept us up to date on his progress. The procedure was very quick and when it was over we were taken to our son who was all smiles. He said he had no pain. But his smile was all we had to see. We thank Dr. Salas and the entire staff at Northeast for a wonderful experience for our son. We highly recommend Dr. Salas to any one with a child or adult with challenges.

- Frank F

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I had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Chris Cuomo and had an extremely positive experience with not only the doctor but the office as well. Typically I dread the dentist but Dr. Chris’ bedside manner made me feel at ease. He advised me on what was best for my situation and informed me of all of my options. Even after my surgery, I was nervous that there was something wrong with the healing process and the office took me in that night to assure me that everything was healing well. If I ever have to have my other two wisdom teeth removed I would without a question go back to Dr. Chris!

- Jaclyn S

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Great practice, friendly staff, and Dr. Chris was awesome. Absolutely no pain and great overall experience.

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