At Dentistry at Windermere, we strive to provide patients with the most advanced dental technologies for superior oral health. If you are missing teeth, we are proud to offer you one of the most revolutionary and successful options for tooth replacement—mini dental implants. Mini dental implants offer all the same amazing benefits as traditional implants.
If you have previously been told that you are not a candidate for dental implants because of decreased bone density, mini dental implants are for you. Mini dental implants are the ideal option for those who have decreased bone density or want a permanent option to replace their missing teeth.
Mini-dental implants are essentially the same concept as traditional dental implants with some slight variations. A mini dental implant replaces the root and crown of the tooth, just as with a traditional implant. However, mini implants are smaller than traditional implants. In addition, the head of the mini implant is shaped like a ball, which is a retaining fixture that is similar to a socket with a rubber O-ring.
The O-ring then snaps over the ball to attach the denture to the implant post. This allows the denture to sit on the gum tissue for a comfortable fit. Most often, mini implants are used to support fixed dental crowns and bridgework for those who do not want a removable denture.
Over the past 25 years, advancements in dental implants have made them the preferred choice for tooth replacement. Over the years, several advancements have been made to traditional implants, including the development of mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are more versatile than the older, traditional forms of dental implants.
With the use of mini implants, patients who have decreased bone density can benefit from dental implants without having to undergo bone grafting, like what would be needed with traditional implants. As a result, more people are able to benefit from fixed prosthetics, such as dental bridges, whereas, they would not otherwise be a candidate with conventional dental implants.
Mini implants are generally more affordable and convenient. Not to mention, you gain all the benefits of traditional implants, including the preservation of bone density, a high success rate, and a lifelong solution.
In addition, mini implants are often able to be performed in just one appointment instead of various appointments like what is needed with traditional implants. The one-step procedure allows the implants to be placed into the jawbone and the use of your new teeth all in the same day.
If you are ready to restore your smile with mini implants, you will first need to schedule a consultation with Dentistry at Windermere. We will perform the necessary consultation to see if implants are right for you. We will restore your smile with the most preferred solution for a completely natural look. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for mini dental implants.
Dr. Brian, Dr. Katherine, and Dr. Van Tuyl provide a comprehensive range of family dental services, which include general care, restorative services, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Their private - solo practice offers a variety of dental services to the Cumming area.