Mini dental implants are providing dentists and patients with exciting
and flexible treatment options. These narrow implants have had FDA
approval for almost 10 years. They are easier to place than wider
implants, usually resulting in minimal or no pain after placement. They
also generally require no waiting periods (bone integration) and can be
used by patients the same day that they are placed.
For single missing teeth: when teeth have been missing for six months or longer, a replacement tooth can often be made in as little as a day.
For multiple missing teeth: in as little as two to three weeks, non-removable teeth can often be constructed.
For partial dentures: the removal of wire clasps and the stabilization of the existing partial can often be accomplished in a single appointment.
For complete dentures: unwearable upper and lower dentures can often be made comfortable and functional in one easy appointment.
It is possible to give an injection of local anesthesia which a patient will hardly feel.
When patients come into the office for a cosmetic consultation, they know they want a better smile, but they are not sure how to go about it. The "How" of cosmetic dentistry involves from day one getting to understand our patients' needs and desires. We discuss with our patients what their ultimate goals are, and then we figure out the various ways of getting there.
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