Although traditional implants have been the go-to choice for many years, mini-implants afford the same stability with a minimally-invasive method. Mini-dental implants allow dentists to offer their patients innovative, flexible treatment options. They have been approved by the FDA for over 15 years and have many benefits. Their narrow design is easier to place than traditional implants, results in little-to-no pain after placement, and requires no waiting period after placement, meaning they can be used by patients the same day they are placed.
Mini-dental implants are ideal for patients who are not candidates for the traditional implant surgery due to their easy placement. In addition, they are easily manufactured which means their cost is much lower than traditional implants.
Did you know…
that over time, the bone beneath the gums can deteriorate, causing dentures to become loose? Without mini implants, dentures can begin to slide around in the mouth, forcing the wearer to frequently reposition them. Dentures can also become obstructive during meals and when communicating with others. Fortunately, many patients who have an insufficient bone density for traditional implants find that they are eligible for mini implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
I wear dentures. Could I be a candidate for mini implants?
If you dream of laughing, talking, and eating with hesitation, mini implants could be right for you. They require less supporting bone structure than traditional implants and could make life with dentures much simpler. Contact Morrison Dental Care and book a consultation with Drs. Lewis and David Morrison to find out if mini implants are right for you.
What should I expect when I get my mini implants?
Mini implant surgery is usually completed in about two hours or less. During your visit, you will be placed under anesthesia while Drs. Lewis and David Morrison place a series of several posts deep into your jaw along your gum line. A small portion of the post will be capped above the gums, where it will serve as an anchor for your dentures.
Will I need to follow any special instructions after getting mini implants?
Mini implants feature a short recovery period during which time you may experience some discomfort. You will need to avoid drinking from straws and smoking in the first couple of weeks following your surgery. You’ll also be required to gently brush the gums and rinse the surgical site daily with a saltwater solution.
Discover the many benefits of mini-dental implants at Morrison Dental Care. Drs. Lewis and David Morrison serve the communities of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Saratoga Springs, Troy, Waterford, and Mechanicville. Call us today at (518)371-3400 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a consultation and learn more about our complete implant dentistry package!