Our office is proud to offer mini dental implants as an alternate solution to traditional implants for patients looking to replace a missing tooth or secure a denture. Only certain dentists can offer such a solution, because the procedure requires a high degree of technical skill. In this post, we’ll highlight some of the biggest benefits to the mini dental implant procedure.
A typical traditional dental implant consists of the screw that acts as the root of the missing tooth and an additional part called the abutment. The abutment is what comes up out of the gum and holds the crown or denture in place.
Since the mini dental implant is one piece with a built-in abutment, there is no additional fee. Plus, thanks to its smaller scale then a traditional implant screw, the amount of metal needed is much smaller. This generally translates into a lower overall procedure cost.
Note: To get a precise estimate, contact our office and schedule a consultation.
A Less Invasive Procedure
Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, we place small these small titanium rods into a patient’s jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for a new tooth or to secure a denture.
Unlike conventional implants, mini implants don’t require grinding down healthy enamel of neighboring natural teeth. Depending on the number of implants needed, the procedure can take as little as one hour.
Short Recovery Times
You can walk out of the appointment ready to enjoy the foods you wish without the long healing times typically associated with conventional dental implants. Plus, no sutures are necessary.
The Ideal Candidate for Mini Implants
Millions of Americans are missing teeth for one reason or another. This procedure best serves patients who require stabilization of lower jaw dentures, pre-molar teeth, or a missing tooth that was located in a narrow area. One of the benefits of mini implants is that the slim rods can be inserted into areas where traditional implants would not work. This has made implant dentistry accessible to millions more patients.