Mini Dental Implants
If you have lost your teeth and can’t or don’t want to have traditional dental implant surgery, mini dental implants are a viable option for them. At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton can perform mini dental implant surgery in a quick and painless way.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are a good option for people who want to restore their teeth but do not want to resort to invasive dental measures as well as those people who do not have a lot of bone mass in their jawbone.
Mini dental implants have the same shape and structure as regular dental implants, but they are about half the size. According to the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America (MDICA), a mini dental implant is composed of a titanium post with a ball at one end and a socket with a rubber ring that attaches the artificial tooth or crown to the implant.
Because of their smaller size, mini dental implants are easier to place and involve less pain than regular implants. In addition, they also do not require a high-bone density to be installed. Hence, they are excellent options for adults who have lost their teeth due to disease or trauma.
At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton may recommend mini dental implants for people who have small teeth or mouth or who require replacement of premolars, incisors or other teeth located in narrow spaces.
When are Mini Dental Implants a Good Option?
Traditional dental implants involve a few time-consuming requirements without which you cannot undergo the procedure. Fortunately, though, such patients can opt for mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are recommended for patients who:
Mini dental implants are not recommended for people who:
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
There are several benefits of mini dental implants:
How Long Do Mini Dental Implants Last?
Although you may have heard that mini dental implants do not last as long as traditional dental implants, these implants can last for decades with the right care. In most cases, issues with mini dental implants may arise from poor installation – not from the dental implants themselves.
At Serenity Dental, you can ensure we will perform your mini dental implant surgery in the best way possible, following all the guidelines laid down by the national dental agencies. Dr. Welton know how to install a mini dental implant so that it can last you for many ways.
In many cases, depending on the structure and health of your mouth, mini dental implants are your best option.
If you are considering mini dental implants or other dental restorations to restore your damaged or missing teeth, call us today at (509) 209-8537to schedule an appointment with us.