At Dentistry at Suwanee, our team is proud to provide our patients with numerous options to replace their missing teeth, including the most reliable and state-of-the-art solution: dental implants. However, many patients may be ineligible for dental implants because their jawbone is too deteriorated due to tooth loss. No worry, because we can now offer mini-dental implants. These posts are thinner and shorter, enabling us to help even more people reclaim their smiles. If you’re ready to finally say “goodbye” to the gaps in your teeth, they could be exactly what you need. To learn more about them and what they could do for you, contact us today.
Mini-dental implants are very similar to traditional ones in that they are small, titanium posts that are designed to be placed within the jawbone to recreate the root structure of lost teeth. They are typically used to support an implant-retained denture, and thanks to their smaller size compared to normal implants, they can typically be placed and restored in a single day. The mini-implant posts will be topped with small, ball-shaped connectors to which the denture will firmly snap onto.
Compared to a traditional, removable denture, implant-retained dentures with mini-implants have a number of unique advantages:
This is a decision best left up to your dentist, and they will determine it based on a thorough examination of your jawbone. If they believe that it will not be able to support traditional implants, they will suggest the smaller option. Nonetheless, you can trust that your implants will give you a smile that is strong, natural-looking, and will stand the test of time.