Oral Surgeon Livingston NJ
Metropolitan Craniofacial Center – Dr. Cyrus Amato
The founding surgeon of the Metropolitan Craniofacial Center team, Dr. Cyrus J. Amato received his dental degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then received his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harlem Hospital in New York, NY. Following his residency, Dr. Amato traveled to Europe to train under Dr. Hugo Obwegeser, the pioneer in Orthognathic Jaw Reconstructive Surgery.
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Our office is conveniently located near the Livingston NJ area.
Metropolitan Craniofacial Center offers the following procedures and services:
Dental Implants Livingston NJ
For most patients with missing teeth, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to four months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear a temporary fixed or removable prosthesis and eat a minimally modified diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new permanent replacement teeth. After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr Henry Falk, Dr Gary Vitale, or Dr Theodore Niebloom will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes four to six months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal (Third Molar) Livingston NJ
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally occur. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone (impacted). Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt. These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause a variety of problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness.
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Bone Grafting Livingston NJ
Bone grafting can repair potential 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.
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