Mini Dental Implants…Are They Right For You?
If you are missing one or multiple teeth, it can be a daunting task to figure out the tooth replacement plan that is right for you. Everywhere you look, different suggestions are given, and it can be difficult to make the right decision. Some procedures, like traditional implants, may seem too invasive, while others, such as a bridge or dentures, might not offer the long-term results you want. A great option that you might consider to replace missing teeth is mini implants.
Mini dental implants are a form of dental implant used to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. As the name suggests, they are smaller than the standard implant used to replace the entire tooth structure.
There are many advantages to choosing mini implants over another option:
- Less Invasive Procedure – mini implants do not require a surgical procedure to install, as seen with traditional implants, which causes less trauma to the jawbone and a much shorter healing time.
- Convenient – the procedure to install the mini implants can be done in fewer appointments than other options and, being that it is a less invasive procedure, daily activities can be resumed almost immediately compared to traditional implants, which require many months of healing time.
- Comfortable – mini implants feel comfortable in the mouth due to their small size, as compared to the bulkiness of dentures. They mimic the look and feel of real teeth, so it is easy to eat normally and clean as you would with natural teeth.
- Affordable – mini implants are a more affordable option compared to traditional implants. Since they are more of a long-term replacement, the continual maintenance is less than with bridges or dentures, which need repairs and updating over time.
If mini implants are something you are interested in learning more about or are considering for your teeth replacement option, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you in our Canandaigua, NY office. We are looking forward to restoring your smile!