Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are like traditional dental implants, but they are smaller and narrower and require less invasive techniques. They can be an excellent option for those who don’t have sufficient bone mass for traditional implants. Mini implants can also be used to secure an upper or lower denture.
Smaller in Size
Mini dental implants are smaller in size than standard implants and require less invasive surgery.
Mini Dental Implants are recommended for patients who:
- Have insufficient bone in the jaw for standard dental implants
- Are unable to undergo a more invasive procedure
- Have Osteoporosis
- Experienced certain types of dental trauma
The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
In many cases, mini implants make it possible for those who do not meet the criteria for standard implants. Some of the other benefits include:
- Fewer Office Visits
- Immediate Results
- Less Expensive
- Shorter Recovery Time
Additionally, they can be placed where there is not enough room to place a traditional implant.
Mini Implant Procedure – What to Expect
Mini dental implants require the same diagnostics, careful planning, and expertise, but the procedure is far less invasive.
Before performing the procedure, the dentist determines exactly where the implant will be placed by using diagnostic tools.
You will be given a mild anesthetic. The dental professional will then drill a small hole in your jawbone to place the implant. The implant is secured into place, making it a permanent addition to your mouth.
The procedure can most often be done in a single visit and does not require sutures.
Care of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants require the same daily care as standard implants. They need to be brushed properly and regularly and flossed daily. Regular dental visits are recommended. Mini dental implants have proven to be highly successful in the short and long term. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisenman to determine if mini implants are the right option for you.
For those with dental fears: