Are you missing a tooth or multiple teeth? If so, there are a few options available to replace them: bridges, partial dentures, dentures, implants, and mini implants. Many dentists recommend implants due to their benefits; Dr. Matthew S. Warner prefers mini dental implants in particular.
If you’re looking for a tooth replacement that is beneficial to your oral health and requires only a minimally invasive procedure, mini dental implants are the best choice for you. At Willoughby Dental, Dr. Warner will provide gentle care while replacing your tooth. He will give you experienced dental care in an environment that is as stress-free as possible.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Dental bridges, dentures, partial dentures, and mini dental implants are beneficial to your oral health. Tooth roots naturally stimulate bone growth. The titanium posts of dental implants go all the way down to the jawbone to stimulate the jaw just like the teeth they replace. Implants anchor securely into the mouth and so won’t slip around like dentures or partial dentures.
Implants are usually better than natural teeth for supporting bridges and partial dentures.
Mini Implants vs Dental Implants
Since mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants, they require a smaller hole. In many cases, the implant process is surgery-free. The placement of mini implants is generally less painful than the placement of conventional dental implants. For this reason, they require less healing time and less medication to reduce pain. Conventional dental implants require abutments (attachments to surrounding teeth), while mini implants do not.
Mini dental implants can be placed in a single visit and don’t always require bone grafts. Conventional implants also cost more than mini implants. Furthermore, some people who aren’t candidates for conventional dental implants may be able to receive mini implants.
Mini Dental Implant Placement Process
The first step in placing mini implants is examining the mouth and planning the implant post placement. A small incision is made in the gums before a pilot hole is made in the jawbone through which the titanium post is inserted.
An implant needs a few months to osseointegrate (fuse) to the jawbone. After this process is complete, a dental crown can be placed. A conventional dental implant will usually be screwed into place. Mini implants, on the other hand, have a built-in abutment on top of the post. The dental crown is cemented into place on top of the post.
Mini dental implants need to be cared for in the same way as the rest of your teeth. Just stick to your regular oral care routine. We recommend using a Waterpik to thoroughly clean under the mini implant crown.
Contact Dr. Matthew S. Warner if You Have Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, contact Willoughby Dental in Greenville, SC. Dr. Warner will examine your mouth and determine whether mini implants are a good option for you. If you have questions about mini implants Call at (864) 546-4242 Or Schedule An Appointment Online.