If you’ve ever felt completely defeated and out of options after being told you don’t qualify for dental implants, then you’ve stumbled up a blog that could possibly change your life!
Today, our team at Marineland Dental Care is devoting our blog to the one tooth replacement option that has broken down the door that’s been shut to patients who aren’t good candidates for dental implants.
We’re talking about mini dental implants and how they bring hope after tooth loss to those who trust our team in Kennewick, WA!
How Do Mini Dental Implants Differ From Standard Implants?
At first glance, you might be tempted to assume that mini dental implants are somehow a ‘less than’ options based simply on their name.
But that couldn’t be further from the truth!
At Marineland Dental Care, we rely on mini implants to do exactly the same as standard implants for our patients.
Made of the same, sturdy materials, mini implants are placed inside your jawbone to act as a synthetic root of a replacement tooth. Like traditional implants, mini dental implants lock in place firmly by attaching to your jawbone and gaining strength over time as your bone regrows.
Mini implants help you chew the foods you love by giving you nearly the same bite strength you once had without pain, discomfort, or anxiety about embarrassing shifts of loose dentures.
When Are Mini Dental Implants A Better Option?
It’s not at all uncommon for patients to be told they aren’t good candidates for standard dental implants.
That could be due to a couple of factors like current health condition, as well as jawbone and gum health.
On top of that, many patients opt out of dental implants and choose dentures instead simply because of initial cost.
In either case, mini dental implants can be a better option for you.
Doing exactly what dental implants do, mini implants can be placed even if you’ve lost bone mass in your jaw or have had significant deterioration of gum tissue.
That’s because mini dental implants are smaller and can fuse to your jawbone, supporting the surrounding structures, more easily than standard implants after significant bone loss.
Also, mini dental implants are less expensive than standard implants.
For both of these reasons, mini implants can often be a more viable option for patients who need to replace missing teeth.
What About Costs?
We know that when it comes to exploring options for replacing teeth, patients are understandably concerned about costs.
Depending on your particular needs, the costs for any type of dental treatment will vary from patient to patient. Dental implants are more costly on the surface than options like dental crowns and bridges or traditional dentures.
But choosing the best replacement teeth for you is the kind of investment where value should be considered more carefully than the actual financial commitment.
That’s because replacement teeth have a profound impact on your health and your quality of life. This means weighing the initial price tag against the long term benefits you get with mini, or standard, dental implants.
For example, implants don’t have to be replaced. With the right care, they can last a lifetime, whereas dentures and bridges often need to be replaced every few years to maintain their viability and functionality.
Make An Appointment
Have you been turned away for traditional dental implants and feel you have no reason to hope for lasting solutions in teeth replacement?
Mini dental implants at Marineland Dental Care may be the answer!
Dr. Hadley has extensive training and years of experience in providing mini dental implants for patients who’ve gone through exactly the same things you have. He, along with our highly-trained team, can help guide you through a journey toward strong, natural-looking replacement teeth so you can enjoy the kind of life you deserve.
It all starts with a consultation in our Kennewick, WA dental office so we can determine if mini dental implants might be the solution you’ve been hoping for!