Dental Implants New York City

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants is a very popular procedure that can help patients replace missing, severely decayed or diseased teeth to give them a dental alternative that both functions and appears like natural teeth. Dental implants are designed to be permanent and create beautiful, healthy smiles that enable patients to eat and chew their favorite foods without running the risk of their new teeth moving or shifting.

The implants are made of biocompatible material – titanium – and are inserted into your jawbone and gums to function as your tooth’s natural root structure. Dental implants are then covered with natural looking tooth crowns. Unlike dentures that can slide or be removed, when you get dental implants they are a permanent solution, one that is not removable and will not slide or fall out when you talk, smile or eat certain foods.

Dr. Kissel, uses microsurgery to perform the procedure, which makes the surgery and recovery time period easier and faster for you.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

There are a number of benefits that patients considering dental implants should know, including:

  • Increased tooth functionality.
    Dental implants function as natural teeth.
  • Better aesthetic appearance.
    Dental implants are covered with natural looking tooth crowns.
  • Prevention of bone resorption.
    Dental implants even carry with them the possibility of stimulating bone growth.
  • Healthier adjacent teeth.
    This is especially true compared to New York City patients who get dental bridges and have adjacent teeth drilled down to fit in crowns.
  • Long lasting solution.
    Dental implants that are done and cared for correctly can last a lifetime!
  • Enhanced functionality.
    Dental implants function as natural teeth, and you won’t notice any differences when eating your favorite foods.
  • Durable and safe.
    Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, dental implants are a safe solution for your body that integrate well with your gum and bone tissue.
  • Easy to maintain.
    Dental implants can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
  • Confidence boosting.
    Because of their natural appearance and functionality, dental implants look real and won’t move or slide when you speak, smile or eat.

Diagram Showing Comparison of Mouth With Missing Tooth Next to Mouth With Dental Implant

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

As you can see from the information, there are a lot of considerations for determining whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants, and if so, what type of dental implants are right for your unique oral anatomy. There is so much more to learn about dental implants besides knowing that they are permanently inserted into your jawbone and then covered with a natural looking tooth crown.

The best way for you to receive all the information you need to know about dental implants is for you to have a consultation with New York City periodontist Dr. Kissel himself. During this consultation, Dr. Kissel will perform the oral examination and tests that determine what type of dental implants you are eligible for, explain the dental implants procedure to you and answer all your questions.

Types Of Dental Implants

Read on to learn about the two different types of dental implants – endosteal and subperiosteal dental implants – including information about why you would need one type of implant over another.

  • Endosteal

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implants that New York City residents receive. These implants are placed under the gums, and inserted directly into the jawbone, securing them for a lifetime if cared for properly. Endosteal implants may be comprised of small screws, cylinders or plates.

  • Subperiosteal

A less common treatment option for dental patients, subperiosteal dental implants are also placed beneath the gums. However, these dental implants are inserted on or above the jawbone. Typically, subperiosteal implants are used for New York City patients who have minimal jawbone tissue, and either don’t want to or medically can’t undergo a jawbone graft to build up the jawbone.

How Do I Know Which Type of Dental Implants I Need?

There is no way you can tell by looking with your naked eye whether you need endosteal or subperiosteal dental implants. In fact, there’s no way you can tell if you are naturally a candidate for dental implants at all. Only a full oral examination with an experienced New York City periodontist, like Dr. Kissel, can determine whether or not your oral anatomy is ready for dental implants. This oral examination will likely include X-rays and may also include an oral CT scan. Together, these tests and oral examination will reveal whether or not:

  • You have enough jawbone tissue for endosteal implants;
  • You need a jawbone graft;
  • You are a candidate for subperiosteal dental implants instead of receiving a jawbone graft; or
  • You need a sinus lift, if receiving upper jaw dental implants.

Dr. Kissel’s Unique Microsurgery Approach to Dental Implants 

Dr. Kissel takes dental implants one-step further with microsurgery techniques that make the surgery and recovery time easier and faster. The use of microsurgery techniques, which are performed under a microscope and by using micro-instruments, allows Dr. Kissel to make smaller incisions without stitches compared to the larger, more painful incisions of traditional dental implant surgery.

Because Dr. Kissel uses microsurgery techniques, he can operate without causing major incisions and trauma to sensitive tissue, muscles, and nerves. The result is a more comfortable procedure and a faster recovery time. Additionally, because Dr. Kissel only makes small incisions with micro-instruments, your surrounding gum tissue will appear normal after surgery, as shown in these photos below.

 

Choosing Dr. Kissel for Microsurgery of Dental Implants

The benefits of New York City dental implants with microsurgery, including:

Getting dental implants is a major oral surgery procedure. However,  Dr. Kissel uses advanced microsurgery techniques to make the surgery and recovery time faster, easier and more comfortable for his New York City patients. When you come to Dr. Kissel’s office for dental implants surgery, he will often perform the procedure under a microscope, using micro-instruments. Doing so allows him to make smaller incisions and avoid using stitches – all of which results in a smoother surgery and recovery for you.

  • Ease of placing the dental implant.
  • The best aesthetic and functional results for tooth replacement.
  • Smaller surgical incisions and opening due to advanced microsurgery techniques.
  • An easier and faster recovery time with reduced pain and swelling, thanks to microsurgery techniques and incisions.
  • Fewer risks of complications.

Because you’ll be having microsurgery performed at Dr. Kissel’s office, your dental implants incisions will be smaller and will avoid cutting into sensitive tissues, muscles, and nerves. Your incisions won’t require stitches, and your surrounding gums will remain unaffected, leaving you with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance after your dental implants microsurgery.


Caring For Your Dental Implants

Caring for your dental implants is easy. You simply need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and visit your dentist for bi-annual checkups, even if you have a mouth full of dental implants. The reason is that you want to maintain proper gum and jawbone health, and regular visits to your dentist can ensure that your oral health is doing great. You’ll also want to avoid smoking, as smoking can interfere with the jawbone’s ability to fuse with the dental implant, causing implant failure – a condition in which the dental implants become loose and need to be removed, or fall out on their own.


FAQs About Dental Implants

Q: How Successful Are Dental Implants?

A: When properly cared for, as discussed above, dental implants are more than 90% successful.

Q: How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

A: When you properly care for your dental implants, they can last a lifetime!

Q: How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants?

A: Depending on your unique case, it’s possible to get tooth removal and dental implant placement all in the same visit to Dr. Kissel’s office.


Are You Ready to Talk to Dr. Kissel About Dental Implants?

If you’re ready to reclaim your beautiful smile and the full functionality of your teeth, then it’s time to talk to Dr. Kissel about getting dental implants. During a consultation with Dr. Kissel, he will perform a complete oral examination and explain the dental implant procedure to you, including tooth removal (if needed) and dental implant placement using microsurgery techniques.

If you’re ready to replace your smile with natural-looking, functional dental implants, then call Dr. Kissel’s office in the New York City area for a consultation at (212) 702-9088.