Are Mini Dental Implants Right For Me?
Mini dental implants offer a variety of solutions to patients in need. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or require a full restoration, mini dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth.
Mini Dental Implants Can Help Patients By:
The functionality of mini dental implants can benefit people of all ages and are particularly beneficial for those with less available bone within their jaw, as the small diameter of mini implants do not require as much.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Compared to conventional crowns or dentures, mini dental implants offer a great user-friendly alternative, ultimately providing a better quality of life for patients.
Mini Dental Implant Solutions
Every case is different, but the versatility of mini dental implants allow for patients to receive their benefits in a myriad of ways.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. With this method, a dental implant will be placed at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with stable dentures that can be used right away.
In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no postoperative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.
The Fixed Roundhouse Zirconia Bridge involves placement of between 10-12 implants, determined by the bone volume and bone quality. The final bridge is tried in for patient comfort and aesthetic approval and then cemented in place. You no longer need to worry about your teeth moving or falling out because this is a cemented zirconia bridge.