Missing Teeth Can Be A Real Bummer
Missing teeth can really be a bummer. Many times, it’s even more difficult to determine the proper treatment plan that is best for your mouth, budget, and lifestyle. Some procedures, like traditional implants, may seem too invasive, while others, such as a bridge or dentures, might not have the long-term capability that you’re looking for. There is another option that is almost like a marriage of all these options. Continue reading to see if you are willing to say yes to this unique tooth replacement option.
Mini dental implants are a form of dental implant that is used to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. As the name suggests, they are smaller than the standard implant used to replace the entire tooth structure. There are a variety of reasons mini implants may be a good treatment option for you: an implant is needed for a smaller tooth or space, you are lacking the proper bone structure to support a traditional implant, or possibly you recently lost a tooth and are looking for an immediate replacement.
There are many advantages to choosing mini implants as your dental replacement option:
- Mild recovery – Following the installation of a mini implant, the recovery time is relatively short, with about two days to a week recovery time compared to traditional implant recovery which could last months.
- Less invasive and less discomfort – Mini implants do not require a surgical procedure to install, as seen with traditional implants, causing less trauma to the jawbone and a much shorter healing time, potentially only needing an over- the-counter pain reliever for any discomfort.
- Affordable – Mini implants are a more affordable option compared to traditional implants. Since they are more of a long-term replacement, they require less maintenance than bridges or dentures, which need repairs and updating over time.
If mini implants are something you are interested in learning more about or are considering for your tooth replacement option, please call our office to schedule a consultation. We are looking forward to seeing you in our Wayne, NJ office and restoring your smile!