Mini dental implants can be inserted into your jawbone without significant surgery. They are artificial tooth roots that can be used immediately, unlike conventional dental implants. Here at All Smile Dental in California, we offer mini dental implants so our patients can smile with confidence.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants resemble the traditional implant restorations in appearance but are slightly smaller in size. They are also composed of the same material, which is titanium. As a result, they are solid, stable, durable, and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Why Should You Opt For Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants should be chosen if you have insufficient jaw bone density. The reasons for bone loss could be due to:
- Lost teeth that were not replaced on time
- Gum disease
- Misaligned teeth
- An injury that broke or completely knocked out a tooth
Mini implants offer the perfect solution if you have lost too much bone to make conventional implants viable without bone graft surgery. They are designed to remove the need for bone grafting. Mini implants are also helpful for patients unwilling to undergo complex surgery.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants offer the following benefits including:
Preserve Facial Appearance
Mini implants are drilled into the jaw bone to serve as a replacement tooth root. They preserve the facial appearance and prevent the bone loss that occurs in the absence of stimulation from a natural tooth root.
Minimal pain medication is required as less disruption of bone and soft tissue is needed.
The mini implant procedure is usually accomplished in a single appointment. There are no dietary restrictions, and you can resume your daily activities.
Improve the Fit of Dentures
Mini implants do not slip or feel difficult but can realign dentures to improve the fit.
How Do Mini Dental Implants Work?
Mini dental implants (MDIs) are small restorations. A mini implant is composed of a one-piece screw that is less than 3 millimeters in diameter, and an abutment on which a crown or denture can be placed. The implants are placed through a less-invasive technique in one visit using local anesthesia.
These tiny-sized implants are attached over the gum surface instead of below the gum line. Additionally, no sutures are needed. The smaller diameter of the implants means that minimal force is required to place the implant. Therefore, the surrounding bone is preserved well. As a result, there is minimal time required for healing, and the restoration can immediately exert the biting force without causing significant pain or discomfort.
If you want to know more about mini dental implants, visit any of our All Smile Dental offices in California. We are located at 1647 Countryside Dr, Turlock, CA 95380 and 1100 Carver Rd. #5, Modesto, CA 95350. You can call our Dentist in Turlock, CA at (209) 668-3736 or Dentist in Modesto, CA at (209) 409-8839.