Dr. Le Pera is amazing! Came out early on a Sunday for an emergency… Helped my daughter and put her at ease… From the Doctor, to the hygienist , to the secretarial staff- all are outstanding!
If you’ve been told you have a weak jaw and that dental implants are not a possibility, then you owe it to yourself to find out more about bone grafts in Tenafly. With this common procedure, your dentist at Summit Dental can give you all the benefits of implants, including:
Call us today at 201-347-1417 to schedule a bone graft consultation. You’ll find us at 17 Washington St., Ste. 19 – just above CVS Pharmacy.
If you’ve been dealing with the effects of damaged and missing teeth, you may have looked into dental implants as one solution for replacing your teeth. However, like many of our patients, you may have been told that your jaw was not strong enough or dense enough to support implants and new replacement teeth.
That’s where a bone graft comes in:
There’s no reason to be nervous if you need a bone graft. In addition to local anesthesia, we offer you two methods of sedation that will help you relax during your procedure. Choose between conscious sedation for mild anxiety or deeper sedation if you’re extremely nervous. We can discuss both options with you and help you decide which one is best for your situation.
Bone grafts in Tenafly can make it possible to enjoy having all your teeth back using dental implants. Call Summit Dental today to schedule your free consultation: 201-347-1417. You can also schedule online.
Great dentist and staff. Very glad I chose to come here for my dental visit. Definitely recommend to friends and family!
This was my first visit at a new dentist office and I was nervous to get my checkup. I enjoyed my hygienist Carmen, the cleaning it was very thorough and the staff was very professional. I will definitely be back for my 6 month visit!
Dr. LaPera had been my dentist for 15 years. He is extremely professional and has a wonderful pleasant manner. I recommended him to a friend from NYC and she now goes regularly. I am fortunate to have found him when I moved from NY.
Excellent dental practice. I have been a patient for 20 years. The doctors and staff are professional, on time and caring. Great communication and they always put the patient’s needs first. I have recommended Summit Dental to other friends who have also been highly satisfied. My teeth love these guys.
This is the best dentist I have been to. The place is very clean they have been sanitizing everything down before covid-19 came into existence. The doctor is the best dentist i know of he is very kind, patient, and gentle. His work is perfect.
I would highly recommend this dental practice for all dental care. Dr. Le Pera is a true perfectionist and his care for the patients is his main priority. My experience is my main focus to this review. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable. Carmen, the Hygienist, is also a wonderful asset to the practice. She is thorough with her cleanings and care for her patients. Definitely an A+
Loved my hygienist Carmen. She gave me lots of helpful tips and didn’t use electric tools to clean. I loved this because I have a lot of sensitivity and the electric tools exacerbates my symptoms. Which means she listened to my worries and honored them. Dr. Le Pera is awesome as always and keeps me well informed.
Really the best dentist I could ever ask for. I know they are a trusted source and Dr. L is truly one of a kind. Someone who genuinely cares about his clients- it always feels like family. I do all my work here- what I love is that if Dr. L is super honest – and if he knows of someone better suited for a particular procedure he will tell me transparently and recommend the best. No dentist can beat him. He doesn’t look to do more work than needed and always takes a conservative approach to help retain your natural teeth as much as possible. (Important to me since I’ve broken my 3 front teeth in half due to a fall and he’s done brilliant veneers). The receptionist and support staff are lovely as well. And if you need a cleaning ask for Carmen – she’s fantastic.
From the warm welcome upon arrival, to the thorough cleaning by Carmen the Hygienist, to the professional and gentle exam by Dr Le Pera, my experience was terrific. I’ll be back!
A bone graft builds up bone in your jaw after you have lost teeth. Bone loss is a consequence of losing teeth because the tooth is no longer there to stimulate the bone beneath it. We’ll put a special material in the socket and cover it to safeguard the area. Over time, the material is going to literally bond with your bone as it stimulates new development. Because your bone is stronger, you can end up being a prospect for dental implants.
We might suggest a bone graft after you have lost teeth to maintain the bone and ensure you have sufficient bone to sustain replacement teeth. You can lose approximately two-thirds of your bone within a few months of an extraction. The longer you wait to replace a tooth, the more bone loss you’ll experience. Your dentist can review whether a bone graft is appropriate for you at your free consultation.
When they are carried out by a highly skilled dental professional such as those at Summit Dental, bone grafts are safe. Dental practitioners need training in this treatment and have to do the proper examination before suggesting it. Still, it is not a complex procedure, and it’s typical at our practice. We can discuss any possible negative effects with you during the preparation stages.