Dental implants are a relatively new, but important, method for replacing missing teeth. Mini dental implants offered by the Dallas, TX Dentist are are not as well known, but just as useful. Mini dental implants can often be used where a regular dental implant would not work.
What do dental implants do?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. A very small titanium screw is placed in the jaw bone. This screw integrates with bone and tissue of the jaw, which means it actually becomes a replacement root for the missing tooth. The dental implant is then finished with a crown or other dental appliance to create a beautifully restored tooth.
How are mini dental implants different?
A mini dental implant is a smaller version of the dental implant. The design of the mini dental implant is the same as that of the regular dental implant. But because of their size, MDIs are easier to implant surgically into the bone. Because of the size of the mini implant, there is less trauma to the bone and tissue, and most mini dental implants can be placed in one appointment.
Are mini dental implants right for me?
The professional team at the Dallas, TX Dentist Office will decide if using a mini dental implant best fits your needs. Following are a few benefits of choosing an mini dental implants:
- One Appointment Convenience - Mini dental implants are smaller so they are less traumatic to the jawbone when implanted. Healing time is dramatically reduced, and you don’t have to wait for months for the surgical site to heal. The entire procedure, including the final restoration, can be done in one appointment.
- Protect Healthy Teeth - Losing a tooth had a negative effect on overall oral health, causing deterioration of your jawbone. Mini dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, preventing bone loss. Because they maintain the structure of a natural tooth, mini dental implants support surrounding teeth.
- Versatility - With the development of the mini dental implant it is now possible to treat replace missing teeth in cases that were previously impossible such as small teeth and incisors. MDIs are also effective in anchoring dentures. If you’ve been told your jawbone lacks sufficient density to support a traditional implant, mini dental implants may be a viable alternative.
- Cost - Mini dental implants are less expensive to place than conventional dental implants, making them a great option for a wide variety of patients.
If you’re interested in getting more information about mini dental implants, please contact our office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with our dentist to discuss your case in detail to determine if this is the best choice for you.