Mini Implants vs. Standard Dental Implants
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Recent advances in dental implant technology provide you with numerous options for replacing your missing teeth. Two of the most commonly used options are traditional dental implants and mini implants. Both offer you a permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth, a significant benefit compared to alternatives such as dental bridges and dentures.
Your unique oral health needs will determine whether traditional implants or mini implants best suit your needs. At your initial consultation, Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver will perform a thorough evaluation before recommending the ideal tooth replacement solution for you.
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants consist of a small titanium screw that is inserted into your jaw to serve as a replacement root. During the healing process, the implant fuses with your jawbone. Once this has occurred, Dr. Silver will attach a dental crown to the implant. This will serve as your prosthetic tooth.
There are many advantages to dental implants. Since the implant fuses with your jaw, it is the most permanent and stable tooth replacement option available. Once the procedure is completed, you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods, and you won’t experience the speech issues commonly caused by dentures.
Dental implants are also very versatile and can be used to:
Replace single missing teeth Replace multiple missing teethSupport a dental bridgeReplace a full arch of teeth Mini Dental Implants
As would be expected by their name, mini implants are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. Their application is a little more limited than traditional implants. They are primarily used to lock a removable restoration such as a denture in place. This ultimately makes your denture much more stable.
Unlike traditional implants which require extensive surgery, mini implants can be inserted in a brief two hour procedure, and you will experience a substantially quicker recovery. Because the procedure is less invasive, it is ideal for patients who lack sufficient bone structure to support a traditional dental implant.
Mini implants are also much less expensive than traditional dental implants. If cost is one of your main concerns, this may be the ideal option for you.
To learn more about the differences between dental implants and mini implants, please contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Silver Southcentre Dental Clinic serves patients in Calgary, Alberta.