Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Transform Your Smile in One Visit With SMILE Technique Dental Implants

Dr. Kissel performing a dental microsurgery periodontal procedure while looking through a surgical microscope

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Do you have a decaying or damaged tooth? Are you unhappy with how it affects your smile and your confidence? Dr Kissel can offer you a permanent solution with SMILE dental implants which look and feel like your own teeth. SMILE stands for Simplified Microsurgical Implant Lifelike Esthetics. This revolutionary dental implant technique allows you to replace teeth (usually front teeth) that cannot be saved or restored with implant restorations in just one visit.

What Are SMILE Technique Dental Implants?

SMILE dental implants are a type of dental implant that is placed immediately after the extraction of the natural tooth. Unlike traditional dental implants, which require multiple surgeries and months of healing, SMILE dental implants are placed with minimal trauma and no sutures, using a microscope and specialized instruments. This reduces the risk of infection, bleeding, swelling, and pain, and speeds up the healing process.

SMILE dental implants also have a custom-made provisional crown attached to them on the same day, which supports the gum tissue and mimics the shape and color of the natural tooth. This means that you can leave the office with a complete smile, without having to wear a temporary denture or a flipper.

What Are The Benefits of SMILE Dental Implants?

SMILE dental implants have some significant advantages over other methods of tooth replacement, such as:

  • They preserve the bone and gum tissue around the implant site, preventing bone loss and gum recession that can compromise the esthetics and function of the implant.
  • They allow the implant to fuse with the bone faster and more securely, increasing the long-term success and stability of the implant.
  • They provide the most natural-looking results, as the provisional and final crowns are designed to match the shape, size, and color of the adjacent teeth and to emerge from the gum tissue like a natural tooth.
  • They save you time, as you only need one surgery to complete the procedure, instead of multiple appointments and surgeries.

How Are SMILE Dental Implants Placed?

The SMILE dental implant technique just like traditional implant techniques requires oral surgery but Dr. Kissel applies a microsurgical approach which is minimally invasive and provides you with superior results. Dr Kissel has extensive training and experience in the SMILE technique, which he learned from his mentor Dr Dennis Shanelec, the pioneer and developer of this technique. 

The SMILE Dental Implant Technique Involves The Following Steps:

  • Examination of your mouth with digital x-rays and impressions to plan the implant placement and the crown design.
  • A microscope and microsurgical instruments are used to gently remove the tooth from the socket, preserving the bone and gum tissue as much as possible.
  • Insertion of the titanium implant, which acts as a root for the new tooth.
  • Attachment of a custom-made provisional crown to the implant, which will support the gum tissue and provide a natural-looking appearance.
  • Adjustment of the crown to ensure a comfortable fit and a proper bite.
  • Instructions on how to care for your implant and crown, and schedule a follow-up visit to monitor the healing process.

How Long Do Smile Dental Implants Last?

Like other types of implants, SMILE dental implants are designed to last decades or even a lifetime, as long as you take good care of them and maintain regular dental check-ups and cleanings. The provisional crown will be replaced with a permanent crown after about four months, when the implant has fully integrated with the bone. Lab technicians will fabricate the final crown from high-quality porcelain or ceramic, using custom impression pieces designed by Dr Kissel.

How Can I Get SMILE Dental Implants?

If you are interested in SMILE dental implants, the first step is to contact Dr Kissel and book a dental implant consultation. He will evaluate your oral health, your dental history, and your goals, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for SMILE dental implants. He will also answer any questions you may have and explain the procedure in detail.

Why Choose Dr Kissel?

Dr Kissel is one of a small number of dental implant specialists in the country who have been trained in the SMILE Technique. He has committed to continually furthering his education in microscopic procedures so that he can make the most advanced and effective treatment options available for his patients.  

Contact Dr Kissel

Don’t wait any longer to transform your smile.  Call Dr. Kissel at his Manhattan periodontal office located between E 52nd St. and E 53rd St. for a consultation at (212) 702-9088 or book online today and discover how he can help you achieve the smile of your dreams in just one visit.

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