How Can Mini Dental Implants Help You?
When someone loses a tooth due to decay or trauma, dental implants are generally the best replacement solution. They’re strong, stable, and function much like natural teeth.
Some people, however, don’t initially qualify for traditional dental implants because they lack the bone density required to support the implant post. Typically, they would require either a bone grafting procedure to provide enough tissue to support the implant or they would need to find another tooth replacement option.
Now, we can provide our patients at Amherst Village Dental with mini dental implants that make implant-supported tooth restorations available to more people than ever before. Plus, mini implants offer many benefits that even traditional implants can’t beat.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are just like traditional implants except they’re smaller, allowing them to be placed in areas of the jawbone that would normally require the addition of bone tissue for support. Due to their small size, they can be placed in narrow areas, such as the back of the jawbone, where traditional implants can’t fit, and can also be used to restore the smaller front teeth.
Just like regular implants, mini dental implants can be used to secure a variety of tooth restorations, from single tooth crowns to multi-tooth bridges and full arch dentures. They’re designed to last a lifetime and can be easily cared for like your natural teeth.
What to Expect From the Procedure
One of the benefits of mini dental implants is that the procedure is much simpler than regular dental implants. In most cases, they can be placed in one sitting using local anesthesia. Patients also experience less postoperative discomfort and a lower chance of having major side effects.
All of this means you’ll experience a shorter recovery period and have your tooth restorations placed much sooner so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your new smile. In fact, many times the restoration can be attached during the same appointment as the implant placement.
Finding the Right Treatment for You
Those who will benefit the most from mini dental implants include patients who:
- Have diminished jawbone density
- Have worn removable dentures for a long time
- Are unable to undergo invasive surgery
- Are tired of wearing dentures that are loose or ill-fitting
If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, Dr. Ang and our team can help. Simply schedule a consultation at our Amherst practice. We’ll examine the current state of your oral health, speak with you about your goals for tooth replacement, and help you decide which treatment option is right for you.
In addition to mini and traditional dental implants, we offer a range of tooth-replacement options. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, we have a solution for you.