Unlike full dental implants, mini dental implants do not require multiple dental visits or extensive invasive procedures. Mini implants are shorter and narrower than conventional implants, reducing the need for long recoveries and making it possible for us to fit and place implants and dentures in a single day.
The implants are made of titanium, a strong biocompatible metal, and coated with calcium phosphate to promote faster healing. They are topped with ball-shaped heads that allow the denture to be snapped into place quickly and easily. Once the denture is in position, it will be stabilized, meaning it can withstand significant bite forces and pressure without shifting or sliding.
The benefits of mini implants are extensive. They allow you to bite and chew easily, as well as speak more clearly. They make it easy for you to brush and clean your teeth. Mini implants also ensure your dentures will fit comfortably and securely without wobbling, slipping, or sliding. The results are permanent – your implants can last a lifetime with good care.
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Many people and patients are unaware that there are several different types of dental implants. Full dental implants use porcelain pontics connected to a few implants across the arch. Single dental implants are used when just one tooth is missing. Mini dental implants are yet another type.
At a consultation appointment, our dentist will examine your oral structure to ensure you have adequate support for an implant. If conditions are ideal, four mini implants will be inserted during a minimally invasive procedure. These are used in areas that either do not have enough jaw bone density, or in naturally thinner areas, such as the front of either arch. The jaw bone will fuse and heal around the implants, which will remain permanent. If taken care of properly, they will last a lifetime.
Regular dental implants are larger, and typically used for incisors and molars. Patients may prefer mini implants to regular ones due to the fact that they are less expensive, but offer the same benefits. They secure restorations in place, keep the teeth in the arch from shifting, and keep bone tissue strong.
Our expert can provide more insight regarding the right type of dental implant for you at a consultation appointment.
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.