A Guide to Mini Dental Implants

A Guide to Mini Dental Implants

A missing tooth can wreak havoc on your mouth’s functionality, not to mention on your confidence. In fact, some experts believe people who have missing teeth are less likely to date, apply for jobs or chase other opportunities. For some, dental implants are an option. However, a newer alternative in the form of mini dental implants are becoming increasingly popular.

What Are Mini Implants?

Mini dental implants are implants that our dentist, Dr. Patrick Moriarty, can place where you have some bone loss. This is in comparison to traditional implants, which require more bone loss and a more invasive surgery for completion. This is beneficial for people who have one or a few missing teeth but who also have healthy teeth remaining.

Benefits of Mini Implants

Mini implants are beneficial for several reasons. For one thing, they are gentler than traditional implants, which means you may not need to spend as much time recovering. This is especially helpful if you only need to replace one or two missing teeth instead of a full mouth of them. Because the implants can be placed where there is only minor damage, they do not require surgery or sutures. They are often used to stabilize a set of dentures for people who cannot afford or do not want a full set of implants. Like traditional implants, minis allow you to be placed under anesthesia for the procedure and can last a lifetime when you care for them properly.

Who Uses Mini Implants?

While mini implants are beneficial for people who do not need full sets of teeth and for those who already have dentures, mini implants are also helpful for other people. Patients who have small teeth or missing teeth in a narrow area often use mini implants over traditional ones.

To learn more about mini dental implants for your missing teeth, contact the team at Enhance Dental Care of Lawrence located in Lawrence, KS.