Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
If you are not a candidate for dental implants or cannot afford the procedure, you might want to consider mini implants as an alternative. They offer many benefits over some of the other more traditional tooth replacement options.
Mini implants are about half the size of conventional dental implants. Therefore, they can generally be placed in patients who do not have enough bone to support a full implant, eliminating the need of a bone graft.
Your mini implant procedure is also minimally invasive. A small pilot hole is used to place the mini implant in your jawbone. This results in a significantly quicker recovery period, less discomfort, and the ability to leave Dr. Silver’s office with a fully functional restoration the day your mini implants are placed. Conventional dental implants require a healing period of three to six months before your prosthetic tooth can be placed.
Since your mini implant serves as a replacement tooth root, it preserves the remaining bone structure in your jaw. Traditional denture restorations typically result in the erosion of your jawbone over time. By supporting your dentures with mini implants, you will receive a more stable and durable restoration which also promotes better long term oral health.
One final benefit of mini implants involves their cost. They are approximately half the price of a traditional dental implant. As a result, you will receive an extremely high quality tooth replacement restoration that can fit into your budget.
Please contact Dr. Silver today to schedule your mini implant consultation. Southcentre Dental Clinic serves patients in Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.