Consider mini implants as an alternative if you are not eligible for dental implants or if you cannot afford the procedure. Mini implants have several benefits over other traditional tooth replacement options.

Mini implants are about half the size of conventional dental implants, which means that they can be placed in patients who do not have sufficient bone to support a full implant, eliminating the need for a bone graft.

Additionally, the mini implant procedure is minimally invasive. A small pilot hole is used to place the mini implant in your jawbone, resulting in a significantly quicker recovery period, less discomfort, and the ability to leave the dentist’s office with a fully functional restoration on the same day. On the other hand, conventional dental implants require a healing period of three to six months before your prosthetic tooth can be placed.

Moreover, since mini implants serve as replacement tooth roots, they preserve the remaining bone structure in your jaw, which is not the case with traditional denture restorations that usually result in the erosion of your jawbone over time. Supporting your dentures with mini implants will provide a more stable and durable restoration that also promotes better long-term oral health.

Finally, mini implants are approximately half the price of traditional dental implants, making them a cost-effective tooth replacement restoration option that fits into your budget.

Contact Dr. Silver today to schedule your mini implant consultation. Southcentre Dental Clinic serves patients in Calgary, Alberta.