Dental implants can be a life-changing solution for patients with missing teeth. Implants look, feel and function more like natural teeth, and they can serve as the anchor for dental bridges for more thorough reconstructive dentistry. However, full-size implants do have some drawbacks – which is why Sanchez Dental also offers mini dental implants to our patients.
How Are Mini Dental Implants Different?
As the name suggests, mini dental implants are smaller than traditional implants. The size difference occurs in the titanium rod or “root” that is implanted into the jaw; the false tooth will be the same size and shape as the natural tooth it is replacing.
The smaller implant size means that the pilot hole drilled into the jaw is smaller, making the procedure much less invasive than traditional implants. This means that you will be able to go home with a new tooth at the implant site rather than having to wait for a traditional implant to heal. Mini implants are also more affordable and can be a solution for patients who lack the bone density to hold traditional implants.
Are Mini Dental Implants Right for You?
Despite their many benefits, mini dental implants are not the right choice for every patient. Mini implants do not offer the same amount of support as a conventional implant and may not last as long. Additionally, some patients are not a good fit for implants due to loss of bone density, a tendency to grind their teeth, and other factors.
This is why it’s important to speak with an experienced cosmetic dentist to learn about your options. When you schedule a consultation with Sanchez Dental, we will work with you to find the best cosmetic dental solutions for your needs. Contact us today to get started!