Mini dental implants are the newest form of the recent new wave of dental implant technology. Some patients have never even heard of the term. That’s why so many patients are curious when Dr. Desai suggests that they may be a good candidate for mini dental implants. As its name suggests, a mini implant is much smaller than an ordinary dental implant at a size of only 2.5 millimeters. However, don’t let the tiny size fool you. Mini dental implants offer several benefits over ordinary dental implants.
Mini Dental Implants Can Be Installed with No Stitches or Incisions Required
When you receive a standard dental implant, you may have to wait as long as six monthsafter having the titanium rods installed before Dr. Desai can attach your new teeth. Your gums and jaw need that much time to heal after removal of your natural teeth and installation of the rods. With mini dental implants, you can receive your new teeth the same day. That is because your dentist can place them quickly without having to cut into your jaw or gums. Mini dental implants can also hold existing dentures in place without the need to wait to have new false teeth fabricated.
Patients in High Risk Groups Can Still Have the Procedure Performed
Since traditional dental implants require incisions and a general anesthetic for dental surgery, people who fall into high-risk groups are excluded from receiving them. This includes smokers, people with uncontrolled diabetes, those who have recently had heart surgery, patients with a blood clot disorder, and people who take certain medications. None of these risk factors are in issue with mini dental implants since it is a fast outpatient procedure and not a surgery.
Additionally, mini dental implants are a more attractive option for people on a limited budget or those who prefer a firmer fit with the lower denture. No matter what your reasons for choosing mini implants, we are happy to help you at Glendora Family Dentistry. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Desai to learn more about this procedure as well as your other treatment options.