Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
Mini implants are an excellent option for most patients looking to replace one or more missing teeth. Ideal candidates should be in good general and oral health. If you have periodontal disease, it will have to be treated before your mini implants are placed.
Because mini implants are much smaller than conventional dental implants, they require much less bone structure for placement. As a result, they are an ideal solution for many patients who do not have sufficient jawbone to accommodate a full sized dental implant. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, mini implants have a very short recovery time. Therefore, it is an excellent option for patients who would rather not deal with the long healing period associated with conventional implants.
There are certain issues which may rule you out as a candidate for mini implants. These include:
- A history of radiation treatments in the jaw
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Immune deficiency diseases
Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver has successfully placed mini implants in many patients who have worn dentures for years and simply desire a better fit for their dentures. Using mini implants to support dentures preserves more of your healthy bone structure and makes your dentures a more stable restoration.
Please contact our dental office today to schedule your initial 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.