Mini Dental Implants
If you opt not to have a conventional tooth restoration, mini dental implants can be ideal for you. We at Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley believe them to be a great alternative to the normal procedures done during tooth replacement because they are minimally invasive and can be much more cost-effective. Mini dental implants consist of similar structures compared with regular implants, but they are designed to be slightly smaller. Because they have smaller pieces of hardware, mini dental implants are easier to attach, and require fewer procedures.
Mini Dental Implants Are Great, Low-Cost Alternatives
Dentistry had come a long way since the early days when you only had a few options to restore missing teeth. Nowadays, alternative options abound to improve overall dental appearance and make every smile great again. Mini dental implants are great solutions if you are missing a tooth, but would like to get an implant like the natural teeth you had. The procedure to attach a mini dental implant take less time to complete and even your whole set of teeth can be restored during a short period.
What makes mini dental implants ideal is that they can be done easily. The sizes of the implants are smaller in form, averaging from 1.8 to 3.3 mm compared to the normal implant, which has a width of about 3.4 to 5.5 mm. The amount of time to install these appliances falls anywhere between one or two dental visits. Also, you do not have to clean them separately as you do with your regular dentures. You do not have to take them off constantly to clean them. Regular brushing, like what you do every day, is enough to clean them thoroughly and food will not get in between spaces as a removable denture would.
Replaces Most Types of Teeth Restoration
There are two parts involved when restoring your teeth with a mini dental implant. The solid MDI implant attached to your jawbone is a titanium screw capped with a ball at the end. It also has a socket with a rubberized O ring, which is used to attach the dentures. A mini implant is a versatile procedure that can be used to replace other forms of dental cosmetics. It can be used to fix crowns and bridges, replace conventional dentures, and they are suitable for securing loose teeth and secondary arch bridges. Along with being a great alternative solution, mini dental implants are also permanent structures, requiring less attention compared to other types of dental appliances. They do not require removal, and you do not have to clean them separately from your natural set of teeth. They can be secured easily with fewer requirements for dental appointments and other surgical procedures.
Minimally Invasive Procedure With Less Pain and Discomfort
Not only are mini dental implants permanent, but they are also deposited on your jawbone with smaller holes. An oral surgeon only needs to make a small hole to fit the supporting screw. Recovery takes less time, and the discomfort is also decreased. To find out more information about mini dental implants, simply contact Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley or call us at (805) 328-2180. We would love to help restore your smile today!
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