Dental implants through microsurgery comfortably replace teeth without the trauma of major incisions, pain, and the recovery period that accompany traditional surgical methods. When using microsurgery, Dr. Kissel replaces teeth without major incisions, utilizing a microscope for greater visibility and using highly sophisticated, customized micro-instruments to create very small openings. This allows him to operate without disturbing sensitive tissue, muscle, and nerves, resulting in more comfort during the procedure and less recovery time. Unlike traditional techniques, the surrounding gum tissue will appear normal after the surgery because of the limited incisions and trauma that microscopic instruments create.
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The dental implant site is prepared using highly-customized & drills to enhance dental implant position. Using microsurgical or minimally invasive approach a small circular incision is made at the exact implant site (not extended to the adjacent teeth) creating a visual of the entire jaw bone anatomy through a microscope. The dental implant is placed without stitches and very fast healing occurs without discomfort or swelling. The surrounding gum tissue will appear normal after the surgery because it is not surgerized. After surgery, one must limit exercise and eat slightly softer food on the opposite side for a couple of days.
Using traditional techniques an incision is often made over the site for the dental implant and extended to the adjacent teeth for access. The gum tissue is lifted off the bone extending through the entire surgical site. Then the dental implant is inserted and stitches are placed to close the gum tissues together often creating gaps between the tissues leaving exposed bone. Over the next few days the gum tissue will creep over the bone to protect it from the oral environment. The stitches are removed in 1-2 weeks, taking a few weeks for the gum tissue to appear normal. A soft food diet is required for about 2 weeks and no exercise for 1 week.
Prior to your consultation you will be sent a welcome package containing practice information and forms. To save time, we suggest that you complete the forms and mail or fax them to our office prior to your appointment.
During your consultation you will speak with Dr. Kissel regarding your dental condition and pertinent health history and receive an oral examination. Upon conclusion the doctor will explain your condition and the choices & cost estimate to resolve them. You will be given plenty of time to ask questions for further clarification. We will then report the exam outcome to your dentist. We believe that bringing you and your dentist into the decision-making process is in your best interest.
Please allow approximately one hour for your initial consultation. We respect your time and ask that you reciprocate by being on time, even a few minutes early. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your visit, feel free to call & speak with our professional staff.
In order to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding, I would like to explain both the principles of my practice and the type of care I provide to my patients.
We no longer accept insurance, but don’t let that scare you, chances are, if you have an out-of-network plan, your insurance company will reimburse a significant percentage of your care. We will do everything necessary to determine all costs upfront by submitting medical information to your insurance carrier and obtaining pre-approval.
The main reason I don’t accept insurance is because as a medical professional, my obligation & fiduciary responsibility is to provide optimal dental and medical care. In order to uphold these standards, I invest in the most state-of-the-art equipment, attend advance training and educational seminars to obtain the highest skill level and hire the most seasoned and reliable staff. Working within the confines of the insurance industries’ limited benefits and bureaucracy would not cover my overhead and more importantly would profoundly compromise the level of patient care. Quite simply, it would be financially impossible for my doors to stay open as most insurance companies base their usual and customary fees on nationwide Medicare rates and our level of care is at the other end of the quality spectrum.
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No question is too small for you to ask, whether it is about your treatment plan, benefits or statement. Stop in or call any time you have a question. I am here to help you not only achieve and maintain your oral health, but to comfortably deal with any financial concerns as well.
– Scott O. Kissel, D.M.D.