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Mini Dental Implants

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

MINI VS. TRADITIONAL IMPLANTS?

LESS EXPENSIVE: In many cases, mini implants cost around half the cost of traditional or conventional implants.

LESS INVASIVE: Because the mini implant requires only a small pilot hole to be placed, it is less traumatic to the bone and soft tissue; as compared to a traditional conventional implant that usually involves extensive surgery and bone grafts.

LESS HEALING TIME: Because placing the smaller diameter mini implant does not cause as much trauma to the bone and soft tissue in the mouth, your healing time is reduced from months to days.

LESS DISCOMFORT: Less trauma to the gums, bone and underlying tissue means less discomfort. Many patients need only over the counter pain medication for a day or so after the procedure.

LESS TIME: In many cases, the mini implant can be loaded immediately after placement. This means that most procedures, including anchoring dentures can be done in one visit.

LESS BONE LOSS: A mini dental implant preserves the bone so that you can preserve the shape of your face.

LESS BONE REQUIRED: Mini implants require less bone so you’re less likely to need additional costly bone grafts.


WHAT ARE MINIS?

Mini Dental Implants have become one of the most significant advancements in dentistry. The Mini Implant System allows us to replace lost teeth and stabilize dentures. The Mini Dental Implant system for denture stabilization consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the mini implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force.When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The mini implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

General Benefits of Implants

If you need to replace one or several teeth, both dental implant options provide a solid foundation for restorations that have been proven to be more effective than traditional dentures. Whereas implant-based restorations are secured in place and are meant to be permanent, adhesive-based dentures have been known to slide during meals and speech, leading to discomfort and confidence.

The implants are made of titanium, which bond well with both your jawbone and surrounding tissue without causing irritation. Since implants reinforce the foundation of your teeth, you won’t have to worry about bone resorption and the resulting facial col-md-6lapse.

The Unique Benefits of Mini-Dental Implants

Traditional dental implants offer patients with missing teeth a chance to regain function and a complete smile once the restorations are in place. Implant posts are meant to replace the original roots, which help maintain the structure of your jawbone; otherwise it will wither over time. In these cases a specialist will perform bone grafting in order for the patient to become a viable candidate for implants, but this is often not the case with mini-implants. 

Mini-implants do not usually require the alteration of existing oral structures, whether they’re in need of bone grafts or complex procedures such as flap surgeries. The placement itself is less invasive than that of traditional implants, and the healing process is much faster. Patients have been known to eat comfortably within hours of placement.

Restoration Options

Like their larger counterparts, restored mini-dental implants ensure the preservation of your oral health, which benefits your overall physical health. At Pak Dentistry P.C. we offer the following interlocking restoration options, which are crafted to resemble natural, healthy teeth:

  • Single-Unit Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Overdentures

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you need to replace one or more missing teeth but do not have the adequate bone structure to support traditional dental implant, mini-implants may be the solution for you. At Pak Dentistry P.C. Dr. Pak strives to restore your smile to full function and beauty, not matter what kind of oral structure you are currently working with. Call Pak Dentistry today!
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