Article published by : Max Health on Friday, November 02, 2012

Category : Dental

Mini Dental Implants

Advances in dental technology provide you with more tooth replacement options than ever before. While traditional size dental implants are generally considered the most effective solution to replace missing teeth, this option is not for everyone. Many patients do not have sufficient jawbone density to accommodate a traditional dental implant, while others do not want to commit to the lengthy dental implant process.

If you are not a candidate for traditional dental implants, you may want to consider mini dental implants as an alternative solution to replace your missing teeth. At your initial consultation, ask your cosmetic dentist if mini dental implants are the right option for you.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants, but smaller. These miniature titanium implants function like a replacement tooth root. It gets connected to a denture in order to provide a firm fit that holds your dentures securely in place.

The head of the mini dental implant is shaped like a ball, and there is a rubber O-ring on the retaining fixture which snaps over the ball to hold the denture securely enough to withstand normal biting forces. By using a mini dental implants, you dramatically improve the functionality of your dentures and since your mini implant also serves as a replacement tooth root, your restoration will prevent bone deterioration and future tooth loss.

Your Mini Implant Procedure

Your mini implant procedure does not require extensive surgery, and it can be completed in one office visit. Your procedure will be performed under local anesthesia to improve comfort. A minimally invasive technique is used to insert the mini dental implants into your jawbone.

Unlike traditional dental implants which take several months to heal and fuse with your jawbone, there is no downtime or extensive healing process with mini implants. Most of the time yourdentures can be attached right away, allowing you to leave your dentist's office with a fully functional restoration the same day.

Traditional Dental Implants vs. Mini Implants

There are several important differences between traditional dental implants and mini dental implants:

- Mini implants are less then half the width of full sized dental implants
- The small size of mini dental implants allow them to be placed in patients who have poor jawbone density without the need for a bone graft
- Mini dental implants are significantly less expensive than traditional dental implants
- Your mini implant procedure will not require a months-long healing process before your prosthetic tooth is attached, enabling you to enjoy your results much quicker

For additional information on mini dental implants, please visit the website of Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro, serving patients in Mesa, Arizona.



By: Max Health

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