Dental Implants New York City
Your smile is the first thing that most people recognize about you, and it can make a lasting impression. But if you have missing, severely decayed or diseased teeth, you may not be putting your best foot forward when you show off your pearly whites. Dental implants, which are an ever-popular procedure, can help replace missing, severely decayed or diseased teeth, giving you a dental alternative that both functions and appears like natural teeth. And when you work with New York City’s Dr. Kissel, you’ll be benefiting from the latest procedures in microsurgery, which make the surgery and recovery time period easier and faster for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
If you’re a New York City dental patient who is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you are probably looking for a solution to restore your smile. And in that search, you’ve likely come across information about what is now considered the best teeth replacement option available – dental implants. Dental implants, which are designed to be permanent, are titanium implants that are surgically inserted into your jawbone and covered with natural looking tooth crowns. These implants create beautiful, healthy smiles and enable patients to eat and chew their favorite foods without running the risk of their new teeth moving or shifting.
Dental implants are made of biocompatible material – titanium – and are inserted into your gums. Dental implants 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.
Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?
There are a number of reasons that New York City dental patients should consider dental implants, 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 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.
Types Of Dental Implants
While you may have already discovered some information on dental implants, did you know there are actually two types of these prosthetic teeth? 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.
What Are Endosteal Dental Implants?
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.
What Are Subperiosteal Dental Implants?
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 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 New York City Dental Implants
New York City’s 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 New York City’s 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.
How Can I Find Out More About 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.
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. He will also answer all your questions about dental implants and go over the benefits of New York City dental implants with microsurgery, including:
- 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.
If you’re ready to replace your smile with natural-looking, functional dental implants, then call Dr. Kissel’s New York City office for a consultation at (212) 702-9088.