If you're someone who often smiles, then you know how uncomfortable and self-conscious it makes you feel when a tooth is missing. Dental implants are one of the best options for replacing a missing tooth. Traditional implants take longer to heal and may require being spread out between several dental appointments. Mini dental implants can shorten the time spent going to dental offices, saving you effort, time, and money.What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are different by their smaller diameter in comparison to their traditional dental implant counterparts. Their smaller size does not diminish their quality, as the mini dental implants are made of titanium alloy as well. Mini dental implant placement is minimally invasive, with the dental surgeon placing them manually through the gum into the jawbone. This procedure does not require a general anesthetic, but local anesthetic. Most patients who've gotten dental implants before describe the procedures as painless and they can return to school or work the next day.Are You a Suitable Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?
The best candidates for mini dental implants are individuals who have bone loss in the jaw and can’t get a regular dental implant placement. The ideal candidates for these implants:
- Have decent oral health
- Do not smoke
- Regularly visit the dentist
- Do not have gum diseases
- Have no habit of teeth grinding
Benefits Of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants have many advantages over their traditional counterparts, including:
- No bone grafting needed
Mini implants do not need much bone for placement. With traditional implants, there has to be enough bone, and where there isn’t, sinus lifts or bone grafts have to be performed before placement. Mini placements do not need bone grafts, and the surgery is simple and non-invasive.
- They stabilize immediately
Typical dental implants need several dental appointments and months to stabilize. When the mini implants are maintaining the lower denture, they support the denture immediately once they are placed. In most cases, the mini dental implants can be rebuilt into the existing teeth. This means you don’t have to get new denture fitted, thus cutting costs and reducing dental visits, unlike regular implants.
- They offer denture stability
Most people who wear dentures struggle to eat or talk because the dentures tend to slip and slide, and this causes pain. Mini implants give dentures stability because they don’t move or cause discomfort. Mini dental implants, just like regular implants, reduce the sunken look on your face. Losing a tooth means there's excess space in the mouth. This space causes the cheekbones to sink, giving you a haggard appearance. The placement of the implants helps to stabilize the denture and prevent this gaunt look.
If you are an ideal candidate for a mini dental implant, visit Guerrino Dentistry in any of our three branches at Hartsdale, Scarsdale and Mt. Vernon. Our dental services are affordable as we provide financing solutions for our patients.