Are You a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

Are You a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

Dental implants have been around for a long time, and it’s not hard to find testimonials discussing how great they are for patients. The fact is, at this point, new patients may have apprehension about the process or about their fitness for these prosthetics, but they are rarely uninformed about them as an alternative. Which is great because dental implants tend to be longer lasting than their alternatives.

Until recently, there were limits on the size and placement of these implants that led to many patients, who had hoped to take advantage of implants, being forced to settle for an alternative treatment. Typically, this was due to the placement of the implant. In situations where a single tooth had to be replaced and the mouth was crowded, there were a number of people who simply did not have the room for the titanium rod to be seated in the gap. Now, with the advent of mini dental implants, there are implant alternatives for those patients.

Discovering if You Are a Candidate

The only way to know for sure whether or not you are a candidate for mini dental implants is to discuss the option with Dr. Moriarty. If you are trying to make up your mind about whether or not to make the call for an appointment, consider these points:

  • Mini implants are very useful where there is only a small gap to cover, like when replacing one or two teeth.
  • They are permanent, like regular implants, as long as there are no complications that destabilize the jaw.
  • They are often covered by the same insurance plans as regular implants.
  • They face the same limitations that other implants face with regard to anchoring and jaw tissue, but they fit in smaller space.

If you have been told you are not a candidate because of problems with your jawbone, then chances are you will still need to look at other options. For most other patients, mini implants will provide you with the opportunity to get the same benefits as full-sized implants, but in a smaller space. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for mini dental implants in Lawrence, KS!