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Mini Dental implants are a smaller, less invasive, version of regular implants. Mini Dental implants can be used for replacing a single tooth, multiple teeth with a bridge, or to stabilize a Upper or Lower denture. The Mini has many advantages over the conventional dental implant. First, they are much less invasive to place, having to remove much less bone then with conventional implants. Second, because less bone is removed the healing process is much shorter and in some cases the final crown, bridge, or denture can be placed on the same day as the mini implant is placed. Finally, the cost and amount of time to finish is much less then with conventional dental implants.
Mini Dental implants are a great option for stabilizing dentures. In most cases due to the size of the mini implants no bone augmentation in required for placement leading to less surgeries and faster application of the final restoration.
Reasons for Mini Dental Implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Stabilize denture and eat what you like! If you have a Narrow ridge it is NOT a problem
- Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dental implants involve?
Mini dental implants can have a wide range of the number of visits that is needed to complete the procedure. In most cases a few visits to our office will be needed and in some cases the mini implant procedure can be done all in one day.
At the initial exam, X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. After a treatment plan is made, the area will be numbed, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and and depending on the stability of the mini, it will be loaded with the final restoration or temporized for 2 months. If the 2 months is needed we will bring you back for the final restoration. Whether the mini can be loaded immediately or a few months later will depend on the quality of the patient's bone. Softer bone will require longer healing times.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.