Size Matters For Dental Implants

You need a dental implant.

You’ve let your smile go, so to speak, and in that time your teeth have suffered the consequences. By waiting this long to take preventative action, your only option is to deal with the fallout of your carelessness and replace the tooth.

But replace it with what, exactly?

Depending on your needs, you may require either a full dental implant, or you may be a better candidate for something that’s known as a mini-dental implant.

Each have their own uses and advantages, but they both address the same problem of fixing a poor smile and making it shine again.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to make that decision all on your own. My staff and I at Marineland Dental Care excel at making wrong smiles right again. We can set you at at ease with this choice of options, but remember: The longer you wait to get work done, the less options you’ll ultimately have.

So let’s find out how my team and I can not only alleviate your pain, but craft for you the best smile you’ve never had.

 

What is a Mini-Dental Implant?

 

To understand what a mini-dental implant is, we have to talk first about its bigger brother, the regular dental implant.

A standard dental implant is a facsimile, or recreation, of a healthy tooth that’s made from a strong, synthetic material. It is installed into the jawbone just beneath your gum line.

We will keep the area under a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain whatsoever. It can take a couple of trips to our office to get everything in its right place, but after a minimal recovery period your brand new tooth is already working to improve your quality of life.

A mini-dental implant, on the other hand, is needed if you don’t have the bone density in your jaw to support a regular-sized implant.

If you’re older, or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis by your physician, then you’d be a likely candidate for a life-changing mini-dental implant.

Whereas a regular dental implant is a mock tooth that offers greater strength and brilliance to your smile, a mini-dental implant offers greater versatility for me to give you the perfect smile that you deserve.

First, a mini-dental implant can be installed in one easy visit! No series of surgeries to prepare your mouth, it takes just one quick procedure to place the “anchors” that will attach to your new partial or full set of dentures.

Next, they’re easy to install because they don’t require an invasive surgery like their regular-sized counterparts.

Lastly, and as I just mentioned, they are commonly used in partnership with other dental restoration procedures, like partials or dentures. We can either design a new set of dentures for you, or retrofit your existing dentures. It just depends on what you need and what you’re most comfortable with, and we’ll get your mini-implants working in greater harmony with other dental procedures you may have already received.

A mini-dental implant can also be used to secure a bridge for even greater smile durability.

As you can see, mini-dental implants can give you a range of options based upon your needs and the circumstances of your overall health.

 

A Range of Benefits

 

This flexibility also means that they don’t require bone grafting, which could be necessary if your jawbone is too thin to support a regular dental implant. A lot of patients don’t want to endure such a lengthy and painful process, but with mini-dental implants, you won’t have to!

Here are some of the other benefits to getting a mini-dental implant that we just don’t have room for to explore in depth:

 

  • Elimination of bad breath
  • Better fit for your dentures
  • High rate of success
  • No slippage of dentures or partials
  • Less expensive than regular dental implants

 

Mini-dental implants have a lot going for them despite their smaller size.

The only way to know for sure which option is best for you is to visit my Kennewick offices. We’ll put at ease while we cover this ground and more in order to give you a more robust, attractive smile.

We have state-of-the-art scanning equipment that result in speedier consultations, and we offer a variety of healthy snacks in our cozy lobby to tide you over.

Call us at 509-591-0515 today to schedule a life-changing appointment, or complete a simple form to request an appointment online.

With mini-dental implants, big changes can have small beginnings.

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