Find out if this alternative form of implants may be a better approach to replacing your missing teeth.
You’ve done your research and decided that the best option is to get dental implants to replace missing teeth. Perhaps you’ve already sat down with our Lansing, MI, dentists, Dr. Laura Dyras and Dr. Michael Hutcheson, and determined that you are a good candidate for implants. During your consultation we will examine your mouth to determine which teeth we need to replace, and also determine whether mini dental implants might be a better option for you.
What are mini dental implants?
As the name so obviously gives away, mini dental implants are just smaller versions (about half the size) of the traditional metal posts that are placed into the jawbone to become artificial tooth roots. While traditional implants are often recommended, there are some cases in which mini implants might be a better option.
When are mini dental implants used?
If you have tight spaces between teeth or if the gap left over by your tooth is rather narrow then a mini dental implant may be a better fit than a traditional implant. In general, front teeth, small teeth, and pre-molars can often benefit from this mini version. Even those who have incurred bone lose may find that mini implants are a better option for them than traditional implants, since the bone can still support this smaller restoration.
Sometimes our Lansing general dentist will place several mini implants along the jawbone in order to stabilize dentures and hold them in place rather than relying on adhesives, which don’t always hold dentures securely in place when talking or chewing.
Since mini implants take on the role of tooth roots and still fuse together with the jawbone just like traditional implants, not only will you have this restoration for life but you will find renewed confidence in your smile again.
How are mini implants placed?
While the procedure is exactly the same as it would be if we were placing regular dental implants, the main difference is that the surgical treatment is less invasive and faster.
Dr. Laura Dyras and Dr. Michael Hutcheson of Dyras Dental in Lansing, MI, are committed to helping you get back the smile you lost. Whether you want to talk to us about getting mini dental implants or dentures, we will provide the oral restoration that will fit your needs.