Mini Implants: One Appointment and Done
Mini Implants for maximum comfort and value. If you are missing teeth or you are wearing dentures, mini dental implants may offer you the possibility of restoring your smile, having teeth that will feel and look close to your natural teeth. The mini dental implant procedure is break-through technology that can get rid of your traditional dentures and partials by replacing with mini dental implants. Mini dental implant technology offers a solution for those missing a tooth or teeth, will help maintain your overall dental hygiene, plus protect any remaining teeth. Improve your overall appearance and regain your self-esteem with mini dental implants offered at Alabama Family Dentistry in Birmingham, Warrior, Gardendale, and Sumiton, AL.
What is a Mini Implant?
A dental implant is a “root” device used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. The post is usually made of titanium and is placed within the bone. Dental implants fuse with bone and act as stabilizers for the tooth, teeth, or denture. The mini dental implant procedure takes place in the Alabama Family Dentistry office, using local anesthesia. Typically, the procedure takes only one appointment and can be completed within 2 hours.
Difference Between Mini Implants & Conventional Implants
The difference is the size. A conventional implant is 3.7 mm in diameter or greater, hybrid implants are 3.0-3.7 mm, and mini implants are less than 3.0mm in diameter. When mini implants were first used it was for a temporary use. However, when dentists went back in to replace them with permanent apparatus, they discovered that these mini implants were difficult to remove because the patient’s bone had grown around the implant. Now, mini implants have been approved by the FDA for long-term use for crowns, bridges, and removable over-dentures.
Mini Implants are Quicker & More Affordable
The procedure to place mini implants is quicker, involves less drilling of bone, and less post-operative discomfort than with traditional implants. Many patients who could not previously get conventional implants are now candidates for mini implants. This has made implant dentistry accessible to many patients at Alabama Family Dentistry because of the fast recovery, the procedure is simpler, the material used costs less so it is more affordable for the patient.
For a happy, healthy smile, call Alabama Family Dentistry. They are ready to take care of all your family’s dental needs. Whether it’s a cavity or a crown, they can handle all your dental needs and advise you about caring for your teeth so you can keep them all your life. Alabama Family Dentistry has 4 locations: Warrior, Gardendale, Birmingham/Acton Rd., and Sumiton. If you live in any of the neighboring communities such as Hayden, Cullman, Center Point, Brookside, or smoke Rise, we’d love to meet you and make you part of our family. Call today for an appointment.