Getting a dental implant is usually a long and detailed process. Patients must have their base inserted into their gums and jawbone and wait for it to heal over the course of several months. Some patients can minimize this lengthy and often expensive process by opting for mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants are much like normal implants, but, as their name suggests, much smaller. They are used in certain cases and offer several advantages. The jaw bone at the front of the smile is usually thinner than in other places, so a smaller implant is needed for support reasons. Similarly, if a patient needs an implant in another area, but suffers from bone density loss, whether from tooth loss or another reason, a mini implant can be used. This will eliminate the possibility of further bone loss.
Our Beverly Hills dental implants dentist can also place these right away, at the first appointment after a tooth has been knocked-out or right after an extraction. This means patients will not have to endure the months-long healing process required with regular implants. Comfort is restored immediately, and patients can return to eating and speaking like normal as soon as their appointment is over.
Ask our Beverly Hills expert if mini dental implants are the right choice for you and your oral health.