To replace a missing tooth, we often use a dental implant. Dental implants are fake teeth mounted onto a titanium screw. The screw goes into the empty socket of the missing tooth and over time fuses with the bone. Dental replacements can be used to replace a single tooth, several in a row, or a full arch (top and bottom). They are an excellent, permanent alternative to dentures.
While these are extremely effective prosthetics for those who are missing teeth, the extent of the surgery required to place them does worry some. Others are concerned about cost.
Innovation in the industry has led to the wider use of mini dental implants. These function the same way as regular implants. However, their screw is much smaller. This offers several benefits, including less discomfort, shorter recovery, options for those with existing conditions, lower cost, and less time spent in the dental chair.
Less Discomfort and Recovery
Mini dental implants do not require the same amount of surgery on the surrounding tissues to be anchored in the jaw. The drill used to make the socket for them is much smaller.
As there is less done to the jaw during the implant process, there is a shorter healing time with less discomfort. Anyone who is concerned about reducing the uncomfortable aspects of the procedure should consider mini dental implants.
Cost and Shorter Procedure
The cost is lower for mini dental implants. It is a simpler procedure that takes less time, so charges are lowered. You can save as much as 75% on implants by choosing a mini implant.
Bone Density and Disease
For patients that have a condition that precludes significant surgeries or has already lost some bone density, mini dental implants may be their best option. Due to the smaller nature of their anchor and the shorter, less intensive procedure to implant them, mini dental implants offer a compromise. They can be anchored in the damaged jaw bone and prevent extensive surgical time that may lead to complications with other conditions.
Schedule a Consult with Dr. Hersh
Think mini dental implants may be right for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hersh at Advanced Prosthodontics. His experience with a single tooth, multiple teeth, and full arch dental implant replacement extend to mini dental implants.
Save money, discomfort, and time with a mini dental implant replacement. Call for an appointment today at (610) 865-4222.