Replace Missing Teeth and Stabilize Your Dentures
Dental implants are a highly sought-after tooth replacement option for patients whose smiles are impacted by multiple lost or extracted teeth. However, when you lose a tooth, you can also lose important jawbone volume that is needed to successfully put in a traditional dental implant. If you are experiencing loss of bone density, you may still qualify for tooth restoration via mini dental implants. At Premier Dentistry of Jupiter, Dr. Daniel Casel is happy to serve as your Jupiter, FL dental implant dentist to effectively restore your smile’s natural beauty.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants provide the following advantages over full-sized implants:
- Half the size of a traditional dental implant; roughly the size of a toothpick
- Easier to implant and recover from
- Minimally invasive and require virtually no recovery downtime
- More cost-effective, making them an affordable option if you have avoided dental implants in the past due to cost concerns
A mini implant’s smaller size means they are not ideal for every situation; they may not be strong enough to support a large missing molar. However, they are ideal for smaller teeth, such as your incisors or eyeteeth. Dr. Casel can also use several mini dental implants at his Jupiter dental office to permanently anchor a set of dentures on the lower or upper jaw, as well as to anchor a bridge for multiple missing teeth.
Who Is a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?
If you have lost a tooth or several teeth and desire to replace them, you could be a candidate for mini dental implants. Even if you are experiencing diminished jaw bone density from tooth loss, you could still qualify to receive mini implants, as they do not require as much bone volume for successful placement. Even if you have lost jawbone in the past, bone grafting may not be necessary. If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, these issues may need to be addressed before one or more mini dental implants can be placed.
The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a less-invasive way to replace a missing tooth and does not require bone grafting or significant waiting and healing times after implantation. Mini implants can be immediately loaded, meaning that Dr. Casel can place the dental crown on your implant immediately after the mini implant post is placed. In contrast, traditional dental implants can require several months to heal before a crown can be applied to finalize your treatment.
If you are curious if a mini dental implant is the right choice for you, please contact our Jupiter, FL implant dentistry office at (561) 747-7111.