Edward Brant, DDS, MS
447 Lake Avenue
Saint James, NY 11780
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- Receding Gum Root Coverage - Growing New Lower Gum Tissue
Periodontal tunneling is a popular and effective grafting procedure to augment or replenish lost or compromised tissue. See how the gingival tissues are prepared for tunneling and the actual process of moving the graft material through the tunnel into precise locations. A proprietary suturing technique is used to create the normal snug fit for each anterior tooth while simultaneously raising the gum line higher, thereby reversing the appearance of a minor receding gum line.
- Receding Gum Root Coverage - Growing New Upper Gum Tissue
In this live surgery video (GRAPHIC) the tunneling procedure is used insert Alloderm grafting material into the gum tissues in the Upper Jaw. Several adjacent teeth are showing signs of thinning root coverage. See how special insertion methods and suturing techniques all but eliminate the possibility of scar tissue development. Proprietary techniques are used to physically move the gum line into a healhthier, more aesthetic position along the patient's natural gumline.
- I-Cat 3 Dimensional Imaging Process
Our default xray technology. We no longer use outdated 2D dental xray equipment. Cone beam catscans are extremely safe, emitting only a fraction of the radiation commonplace with traditional dental xrays. Diagnostic data is superb, enabling patients to see and understand, first hand, oral health needs and what constitutes the most sensible treatment. The demonstation highlights the convenience and speed of use.
- Catscan Image Training for Patients
More and more of our patients are opting to learn how to read their own catscans, especially for Dr. Brant's reconstructive treatments. The 3D images are easy to distinguish and comprehend, which eliminates the guesswork of determing what is needed and what is not. Concepts of bone grafting, sinus lift surgery and implant dentistry procedure choices are quickly learned. Many patients now experience first hand how to do their own treatment planning.
- Catscan CAD/CAM Engineering in Dentistry
As a Nobel Biocare Diamond partner, Dr. Brant's recontructive dentistry provides our patient with nearly immediate access to the most current advancements in modern periodontic and reocnstructive dentistry. The renowned Teeth In An Hour and All on Four treatment protocols developed by Nobel are within reach of all of our patients. This procedure animation outlines the basic steps in achieving a total tooth replacement within about an hour of routine dental surgery.
- Implant Bio-incompatabilty: Proprietary Prevention
Dental implant surgeries and bone grafting, like other procedures in dentistry can fail for a variety of reasons. With implant and or bone graft surgeries however, a product or procedure that is "allowed" to completely fail can be devastating in terms of loss of time and treatment costs. See how Dr. Brant's proprietary methods of forecasting a risk of failure due to incompatiability enables him to swap technologies that eliminate the issue.
- Bone Harvesting: Premium Chin Block Graft
WARNING - VERY GRAPHIC: Chin Block grafts are, inarguably, the best bone material that can represent the nearest match possible when adding bone tissue to deficient areas in the upper or lower jaw. Healing and osseointegration is superb and outperforms, for most patients, all other forms of graft resource (hip bone, allograft, irradiated cadaver bone, etc). Recommended viewing for patients considering graft procedures to recreate a healthy environment for new teeth implants.
- Implants Gone Bad: Removal Surgery
Dental implants unfortunately fail for some patients. The reasons for an implant going bad can be numerous and require immediate attention. Osseointegration failure, occlusal events, product failure or oral health disease can compromise not only the implant tooth, but oral tissues as well. See how custom implant placement resulted in failure that required removal of the implants.
- PerioLase LANAP Demonstration Animation
This video provides a graphic outline of the procedures implemented with the FDA approved PerioLase Laser developed by Millennium Dental. Straight forward in depicting how healthy and compromised soft tissues are treated, along with the eradication of diseased tissue. Helpful for gum disease patients seeking a more minimally invasive approach for treating various stages of gum disease along with the good promise of restabilizing loose teeth and loss of periodontial ligaments. The video segment below is a televised testimonial. Recommended viewing for gum disease patients.
- Minimally Invasive Gum Disease Treatment - PerioLase
PerioLase Technology and LANAP, developed by Millennium Dental, is becoming known as a significant alternative for gum disease treatment and gingival tissue management. The Perio Lase laser effectively helps to reduce pocket size, noninvasively remove diseased tissue, facilitate periodontal ligament healing and reduce the incidence of mobile, loose teeth. For some patients, the loss of teeth has been significantly reduced.
- Nobel Biocare Implant Placement Standards
The use of 6 strategically located dental implants is rapidly becoming a recommended minimum of implants for patients who are not considering the All On Four treatment choice. Six implants have consistently been proven to provide rock solid stability and long term endurance of fixed bridgework that nearly mimics what Mother Nature provides. Our routine use of trend setting Nobel Biocare components assures patients that nothing is spared when seeking the latest advancements in reconstructive periodontics.
- Tori - Exostosis: Boney Growth Removal
Mandibular Tori is one of the more common dental conditions where boney tissue growth occurs in the lower jaw that can become uncomfortable and, if left untreated, can accumulate to become a significant nuisance. In this video the patient has similar growth events that occur along the jawbone and gingiva rather than the lower jaw. Watch and see how Dr. Brant removes the unwanted tissue and then uses bone and tissue graft products to restore normalized tissue health in the areas of treatment.
- Root Canal Failures: Retreatment Options
Root Canaled teeth can fail or a variety of reasons. Wear, tear, occlusal events, inflammation, crown leakage, re-infection are the most common culprits. Depending upon the location of the affected tooth (teeth) within the upper and lower jaws, the best replacement option is usually a dental implant. See how Dr. Brant removes two (2) failed root canaled teeth and the steps taken to prepare the extraction sites for new bone growth and eventual preparation for implants, the next best thing to what Mother Nature provides.
- Recurrent Diastemas: Modified Fibrous Frenum Lasing
Frenums that have a high concentration of fibrous connective tissue can interfere with other dental treatments and/or cause unwanted aesthetic effects. The young high school aged male in this video recently completed orthodontic treatment to address spacing, occlusal and basic alignment needs. Within a short time, however, a new diastema reappeared between his central incisors, caused by an unruly frenum..... NOT the ortho treatment.(PodCast Version)