What Make Us Different

Dental Implants at Dr. Kissle’s Office

What makes our practice unique!

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  1. Dr. Kissel has over 25 years’ experience in placing dental implants.
  2. Dr. Kissel is a board certified Periodontist and Implant Specialist. He “lives and breathes” surgical treatment. He used to be a general dentist but found that for himself, there is not enough time in a day to have the appropriate knowledge and skills to be an expert at Restorative Dentistry and Implant Dentistry. He does not place permanent crowns or fillings.
  3. Dr. Kissel used to work in multiple group practices. This is when a restorative dentist owns the practice and brings in traveling specialists once a week. Dr. Kissel has found that having a full time private practice/team focusing solely on surgical care has resulted in much better; control, technology, materials and patient care.
  4. Kissel is trained in microsurgery and microsurgical philosophy. Resulting in better diagnosis, planning, and treatment accuracy. Patients also experience very fast healing and little to no discomfort. This is at no additional cost to patients.
  5. We keep our fees fair, there are practices that charge more than us and others that charge less. Dr. Kissel will not compete with fees but he will on quality of care.
  6. We use the two most researched and time tested dental implants systems: Straumann and Nobel Biocare. There are many clones of these systems but their composition is not the same. Research has shown more complications with clones.
  7. We provide your restorative dentist the implant impression component, for a seamless transition to your crown. No additional fee for patients.
  8. We use a low radiation cone beam x-ray by JMorita, which also has a high resolution. Although this machine is more costly than most cone-beams, our cost for this x-ray is similar to most practices.
  9. When appropriate, we frequently plan and use 3-D surgical guides to achieve the most accuracy and safety with implant placement. Dr. Kissel has been using 3-D planning for 20 years. This allows for the very best positioning for future success and avoidance of critical anatomy like nerves etc. He designs the guides himself, it’s not done by a technician.
  10. Remember not all implants are successful. We have a 2% failure rate which is less than the industry standard. It’s best to do it right the first time.
  11. We test our implant success using an Implant Stability Quotient device. This provides a value which correlates to the amount of bone connected to the implant. It’s a non-invasive test that cannot damage integration. This is how we determine if an implant needs more time for bone integration or if an implant is unsuccessful. It’s best to determine if an implant has not integrated well, prior to a patient investing in an abutment and implant crown, only to find out later the entire process needs to be redone. There is no additional cost to patients for this service. This is much better than the typical method to access implant stability (reversing the implant with a torque driver). This can damage implant integration to bone.

For any questions or for more information on dental implants, contact our office in the New York City area at (212) 702-9088.