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Osseous Surgery

Get a Healthier Smile

Safe and effective gum disease treatment

Gum disease can quickly jeopardize your gums, teeth and bone. If you have been experiencing swollen, bleeding gums or have been diagnosed with gum disease, treatment should be scheduled as soon as possible to protect the health of your smile. Osseous surgery is one of the most effective and commonly performed gum disease treatments available.

Osseous Surgery

Did You Know:

A consultation for gum surgery with Mount Kisco Periodontics can show you how osseous surgery helps:

  •  Pocket Depth
  •  Bleeding Gums
  •  Inflammation
  •  Cleaner Teeth
  •  Bone Damage
  •  Overall Health

Restored Gum Health with Osseous Surgery

During this gum disease treatment, Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto will reduce the periodontal pocket depth by removing diseased tissue and re-positioning the remaining gum tissue to more snugly fit around your tooth. Bone health is also addressed in this gum surgery in Mt. Kisco, NY, as it is negatively impacted by gum disease. When the bacteria are trapped in your periodontal pockets, they destroy bone tissue resulting in a rough surface. Our periodontists will smooth the bone beneath your gum line to correct the damage.

After osseous surgery, your periodontist may recommend periodontal maintenance every three to four months to monitor the health of your gums and control the growth of bacteria. These preventative gum disease treatments are similar to deep cleanings.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

Bone Grafting

Restore Bone Health with Bone Grafting

Improve the success of your dental implant

Bone loss can alter the contours of your gums and your underlying facial structure. Healthy bone volume is also an integral part of successful dental implant placement. If you have lost bone density, due to gum disease or tooth loss, schedule a consultation for bone grafting in Mt. Kisco, NY with Drs. Evan Kantor and James DiGiacinto.

Our Procedures

Mount Kisco Periodontics offers multiple bone grafting procedures to fight bone loss:

  •  Bone Grafting
  •  Ridge Augmentation
  •  Ridge Preservation
  •  Sinus Lift

Increase Bone Density with Bone Grafting

Sometimes recommended as part of the treatment for dental implant placement, bone grafting is the transfer of bone tissue from one part of the body to another. Healthy bone is collected, from the chin for example, and then inserted at the treatment site. Held in place with titanium, the new bone integrates with the existing bone to improve bone density and health. Grafting materials may also be obtained from bone banks.

Ridge Augmentation to Restore Contours

After tooth loss, bone deteriorates at the site of extraction. The empty tooth socket shrinks, changing the landscape of your gums. Ridge augmentation utilizes bone grafting to restore the foundation underneath your gum tissue, rebuilding the natural contour of your gums.

Protecting Bone Health with Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation prevents the need for further bone grafting in Mt. Kisco, NY by placing grafting materials at the time of extraction. As deterioration of the empty tooth socket is expected, Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto can protect your bone health and gum contour by proactively inserting grafting materials to minimize the effects of bone loss. This is especially recommended when treatment includes dental implant placement.

A Sinus Lift Prepares You for Tooth Restoration

Another procedure that is often performed before dental implant placement, sinus lifts correct the damage caused by the deterioration of bone in the area of the upper back teeth. Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto can correct this by lifting the sinus and reinforcing the foundation of bone with augmentation.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

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All On 4 Implant Supported Dentures

Get a Dazzling Smile with All-on-4™

Dr. Kantor can replace a full upper or lower arch with only four dental implants

If you are missing teeth but are not convinced that dentures are right for you, consider All-on-4™ dental implant dentures. All-on-4™ offers the comfort and health benefits of dental implants with the affordability of dentures. Dr. Evan Kantor and Dr. James DiGiacinto provide permanent dentures in Mt. Kisco, NY to replace an upper or lower arch with excellent stability.

restore your smile with dental implants

Did You Know:

A consultation with our office will help you learn the benefits of dental implant dentures, including:

  •  Brilliant Smile
  •  Secure Teeth
  •  Jaw Bone Health
  •  Fast Recovery
  •  Easy Care
  •  Eat Anything

A New Smile in a Single Day

Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto can place your permanent dentures in Mt. Kisco, NY in a single day. The placement of your implants will be strategically planned before the surgery and your temporary dentures will also be created in advance. Therefore, when you come into our office for your dental implant dentures appointment, we can place your dental implants and then securely attach your dentures in one convenient visit. For patients who may find the longer appointment stressful, Mount Kisco Periodontics offers Conscious Sedation dentistry so that you can relax comfortably while we makeover your smile.

Dental implant dentures can make a significant difference in your enjoyment of everyday activities. Knowing that you don’t have to worry about the possibility of shifting dentures or the embarrassment of missing teeth will greatly increase your confidence and your quality of life.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

Dental Implants

Transform Your Smile and Your Confidence with Dental Implants

We specialize in permanent restorations with implant dentistry

Tooth Loss Can Effect Your Quality Of Life

Tooth loss can cause a great deal of frustration and isolation. You may feel like the only person struggling to hide missing teeth but nothing could be further than the truth. Roughly 178 million of us are missing at least one tooth and have navigated the same territory, worrying about:

  • An inability to chew properly
  • Changes in speech
  • A less attractive smile
  • Movement of the surrounding teeth
  • Bone loss

A Natural Look and Feel with Dental Implants

Dental implants offer security, comfort and beauty. No other tooth restoration option allows you the freedom of dental implants. Dr. Evan Kantor and Dr. James DiGiacinto, our dental implant dentists in Mt. Kisco, NY, can rebuild your smile. Schedule a consultation to learn how you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Fill the gaps left by missing teeth
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Preserve the health and spacing of surrounding teeth
  • Protect bone health and underlying facial structure
  • Improve your appearance
  • Erase embarrassment and increase self-esteem

Why Do Dental Implants Offer So Many Advantages?

Dental implants, unlike dentures, are inserted into your jaw bone and after integration, function just as your tooth and tooth root would. This not only provides you with a secure, worry-free restoration, it also preserves bone health.

Dental implants are now the generally preferred tooth replacement treatment over partial dentures and fixed bridges. Traditional treatments either rest on your gums, as with removable dentures, or rely upon adjacent teeth to serve as anchors for fixed bridges. Dental implants are placed into the jaw bone, offering a highly successful, long-term replacement option.

Research indicates that dental implants yield better long-term results for tooth replacement. Titanium implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, where the implant fuses with the existing natural bone in a process called osseointegration. Properly integrated implants do not slip or make embarrassing noises and are more difficult to distinguish from your natural teeth. Because they mirror tooth and root structure, implants provide stimulation for the jawbone, preventing bone loss, while their titanium composition makes them resistant to decay. These factors contribute to the long-term success of dental implants and subsequent overall oral health.

Dental implant technology has been around for over 20 years. Not only does the technology continue to develop and improve, but it has also stood the test of time! Patients who received implants in the ’80s and ’90s continue to report optimum functionality of their implants. With proper care and hygiene, dental implants are truly a life-long solution for missing teeth.

Replacing missing teeth immediately after tooth loss is the best way to avoid further complications, but if you have postponed restoration for any reason and have lost bone volume, Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto, expert dental implant dentists in Mt. Kisco, NY, can still provide you with a beautiful, permanent smile. We offer treatments, like bone grafting and sinus lifts, to restore the foundation needed for the successful placement of your dental implants.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

The Experts in Periodontic Dentistry

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Laser Periodontics
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Connective Tissue Grafting

Restore Healthy Gum Lines With Gum Grafts

Protect your teeth and your smile

Have you begun to notice that your gum line is changing? Maybe your teeth look longer or you can see dark notch at your gum line. These are the visible signs of gum recession.

Gum recession occurs when your gum tissue pulls away from the tooth surface, where it normally fits snugly. Receding gums have an aging affect, detracting from your smile and making you look older than you are. Mount Kisco Periodontics can restore healthy, attractive gum lines with a gum graft in Mt. Kisco, NY. Gum grafts are gum recession treatments that allow Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto to transfer gum tissue from one area of your mouth to another.

Is Your Gum Line Changing?

Did You Know:

Gum recession is a fairly common condition, with up to 12% of us needing some degree treatment to correct:

  •  Root exposure
  •  Tooth sensitivity
  •  Tooth decay
  •  Inflamed Gums
  •  Unsightly smile
  •  Loose Teeth

Restore the Youthful Appearance of Your Smile

Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto perform connective-tissue grafts, a commonly performed gum recession treatment, known to be safe and effective. With a connective-tissue gum graft, your periodontist will collect donor tissue from the palate and transfer it to the treatment site, covering the exposed tooth root. In a relatively short amount of time, the new tissue integrates, restoring your gum line. Schedule your consultation for a gum graft in Mt. Kisco, NY to learn whether you are a good candidate for this gum recession treatment.

While gum recession can be attributed to a number of factors, the most common is gum disease. Drs. Kantor and DiGiacinto can determine and treat the source of your recession to ensure that your beautifully restored smile remains healthy and protected after your gum recession treatment.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

Laser Therepy

Gentle, Effective Gum Disease Treatment

Improve the health of your gums with more comfort and convenience

Gum disease can progressively rob you of your beautiful smile. Beginning with swollen, irritated gums, periodontal infection can cause you to lose gum tissue, bone and your teeth. It’s estimated that one in two Americans over 30 years old suffer from gum disease. Why then, do so many of us put off treatment? It’s probable that because the damage happens so slowly, many do not notice until the consequences are dire, or maybe there is a fear of gum surgery. Also, the connections between gum disease and overall wellness are not widely known.

Did You Know:

If you suffer from periodontal infection, you are more likely to have one of the following conditions?

  •  Heart disease
  •  Stroke
  •  Memory loss
  •  Lung disease
  •  Cancer
  •  Diabetes

Laser Dentistry Resolves Your Gum Infection Safely and Effectively

If you have been neglecting treatment because you are concerned about the discomfort and downtime associated with gum surgery, schedule a consultation for laser dentistry in Mt. Kisco, NY. Laser dentists Dr. Evan Kantor and Dr. James DiGiacinto can provide you with comfortable, convenient treatment for gum disease using dental lasers.

The WaterLase iPlus™ harnesses the power of laser dentistry and water to provide you with a scalpel-free gum disease treatment. Our laser dentists can remove bacteria and diseased tissue without making a single incision. This drastically improves your experience, reducing discomfort and speeding the healing process.

This cutting edge laser technology is safe and effective and has no contraindications. Laser dentistry provides an excellent method of gum disease treatment for anyone but can be especially beneficial for patients who suffer anxiety at the thought of surgery or have medical conditions that preclude them from surgery. You can still enjoy a healthier, cleaner mouth with the WaterLase iPlus™.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Faster Healing -This procedure is minimally invasive procedure that allows the body to heal itself quickly

Less Discomfort – Due to the bio stimulation capabilities of laser dentistry there is usually little to no discomfort for our patients. It is very rare to prescribe pain medication post op.

Less Downtime – Most patients that opt for laser gum surgery can go straight back to their daily activities the same day!

Little to No Recession – Patients travel from across the state to have laser surgery because it does not lower the level of the gum line like traditional surgery.

Reduce Inflammation and Bleeding – Lasers used in dentistry can remove 90% of the inflammation in your mouth after one visit. The laser specifically targets the bacteria in your mouth while leaving the healthy tissue intact.

Minimal Bleeding – With this procedure we are able to control the bleeding with the laser. This results in less bleeding and complications.

Saves Teeth! – Patient’s number one reason to receive laser gum surgery is because they want to save and keep their natural teeth.

Bone Regeneration – Helps regenerate bone around teeth.

Very Safe – There are zero contraindications with this laser meaning it does not interfere with any disease or medication.

More Than Gum Disease Treatment

We provide you with comprehensive services for an overall healthier mouth

The health of your teeth has a lot to do with how well you care for your gums and many times, a periodontist has the skill and experience to effectively perform procedures that you may consider general dentistry. You can schedule a consultation with our periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY, Dr. Evan Kantor and Dr. James DiGiacinto. They deliver more than gum disease treatment.

Elite Knowledge

Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto’s specialized knowledge of soft tissue and bone makes him an excellent provider of general treatments, such as:

  •  Extraction
  •  Wisdom Teeth Removal
  •  Teeth Grinding
  •  Gingivectomy
  •  Emergency Dentistry

Comfortable Extractions

Extractions are sometimes necessary, but we’ll keep you comfortable. Reasons to resort to extraction include:

  •  Extensive tooth decay
  •  Infected tooth
  •  Neglecting gum disease
  •  Cracked tooth
  •  Ortho Treatment

Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth erupt later in life. There are numerous reasons to remove these additional molars:

  •  The eruption can be painful
  •  Teeth may become impacted
  •  Eruption can cause decay
  •  Teeth Overcrowding
  •  Teeth Misalignment

Teeth Grinding Therapies to Preserve Your Bite

Teeth grinding (bruxism) can have long-term consequences, like uneven wear, changes in bite alignment, higher risk of gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Our periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY can address your teeth grinding, preventing further issues, and also correct the damage that has already occurred.

Gingivectomy for a More Attractive, Healthier Smile

A gingivectomy is a surgical method of removing gum tissue. Gingivectomies can fix a gummy smile by uncovering more of the tooth’s surface, contour the gum tissue that frames a tooth or allow access to a tooth that has been damaged below the gum line. It can be an effective gum disease treatment.

Emergency Dentistry to Ensure Your Comfort and Health When You Need It Most

Some dental issues require urgent care. When you have a fractured or knocked out tooth, or severe pain, for example, you need immediate attention. Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto offer emergency dentistry to protect your comfort and the health of your smile.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

Mount Kisco Periodontics FAQ

We are frequently asked about the services provided by our skilled periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY which we have listed below. If you want to learn more about how Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto can help you achieve a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

What does a periodontist do?

A periodontist is a specialist in the treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists, like Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto, focus on the soft tissue and the bone that supports your teeth. They also attend up to three years of additional training in gum disease treatment.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease occurs when the plaque on your teeth, which contains bacteria, irritates your gums. The bacteria spreads and infects the tissue creating symptoms such as bleeding, swollen gums, gum recession, bad breath, loose teeth and bone loss. Without gum disease treatment, the infection will progress indefinitely.

What types of gum disease treatments are available?

Mount Kisco Periodontics offers several gum disease treatments to protect the health of gums, teeth and bone, including scaling and root planing, osseous surgery and laser gum surgery. Our periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY can help you restore the health of your smile with conservative, effective gum disease treatments.

What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?

Home care is crucial to maintaining the health of your gums. Brush your teeth after meals and before bedtime, floss a minimum of once per day, and schedule regular checkups and cleanings to protect your smile.

Do Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto perform dental implant placement?

Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto are specialists in implant dentistry and can restore the beauty and function of your smile with natural looking, permanent dental implants.

Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.

Dr. Evan G. Kantor

Dr. Evan G. Kantor joined the practice of Dr. DiGiacinto in late 2003. He earned his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and his Advanced Education Certificate in Periodontics from New York University.