Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants can be an ideal choice for patients who want the benefits of dental implants but prefer to spend less time and money than they would for full-size ones. Smaller in diameter than full-size implants, mini implants are usually an option for patients whose jaws are lacking size or density and would require bone grafting for full-size implants. Here is a deeper look at the benefits of mini implants and how they compare to their full-size counterparts.
Advantages of Mini Implants
Mini dental implants replace missing teeth as completely as full-size dental implants, eliminating long-term risks of bone loss that are not prevented by other tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures. Because mini implants are designed to be compact, they can be placed in a single appointment rather than two or three. Patients are also less likely to experience complications and discomfort when they choose mini implants.
How Mini Implants Are Placed
Our Beverly Hills dental implant expert places mini implants in the jaw bone after making small holes with a special drill. The next step involves attaching caps to the implants. Finally, our dentist puts crowns or dentures on top of the mini dental implants according to treatment goals. Because mini implants require only small incisions, there is no need for stitches. For most patients, healing is complete within just a few weeks.
As mini implants continue to gain popularity among patients with missing teeth, more people are enjoying the aesthetic, functional and health-related benefits of dental implants. Disruption to daily life is minimal after the surgery, making dental implants more feasible for busy adults. To be eligible for mini implants, patients should be in good health and have fully developed jaws. To find out whether mini implants may be a treatment option, patients can contact our dentist to schedule a consultation.