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Mini Dental Implants

Keeping your smile healthy and strong is an important part of life, and that’s true for anyone. Sometimes, due to various circumstances, we might find ourselves facing the need to have a tooth, or even multiple teeth, extracted. When this happens, make sure that you decide on a replacement tooth option quickly to minimize the amount of time the lack of a tooth can affect your oral health. One of the most popular options at the moment when it comes to replacing natural teeth is a mini dental implant. These dental devices are perfect for keeping the functionality and appearance of your smile.

Mini dental implants are the closest dental restoration to your original teeth. They are natural-looking and provide the functionality of a normal tooth. Mini dental Implants require the same maintenance as a normal tooth; brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Mini dental implants can replace missing or severely damaged teeth and can be used to secure restorations like dentures and dental bridges. Patients with mini dental implants often have greater satisfaction and results than other types of dental restorations. 

Reasons for Mini Dental Implants

•  Replace a missing tooth
•  Maintain healthy bone levels
•  Help support overdentures
•  Keep the look and feel of a real tooth where one is missing

Mini dental implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural, and some people find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

When you have a tooth extracted, you end up with a hole where the tooth used to be. With the loss of the tooth, the bone and tissue that held that tooth in place tend to break down and start to disappear. That leads to bone loss and even gum tissue loss around the area where your tooth used to be. This can cause a number of issues, both for your remaining teeth as well as future implant options. Instead of leaving the space empty, consider opting for a mini dental implant to replace your missing tooth.

Mini dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the hole where your tooth used to be. Eventually, these posts fuse to your jawbone. Once they heal a bit, a replacement crown is fitted on top of the posts. The best part is that these implants look and function just like natural teeth, which means your smile looks great and still works as you are used to.

What are mini dental implants?

Dental implants are great options for many people. Sometimes, however, we don’t want to wait for months of recovery time. In order to get the benefits of dental implants without experiencing all of the negative aspects, you might want to consider investing in mini dental implants instead. These implants serve the same basic function as bigger implants – they’re just smaller! That means to place them is easier and the recovery time is shorter. They’re excellent options for individuals who want a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, but would prefer not to end up with a healing time of many months.

How long do mini dental implants last?

Mini dental implants, when cared for correctly, can last for decades. The posts fit into your mouth and function just like natural teeth, which means that you can eat and drink like you always have. All you have to do is take care of them – brush them and floss – and you will be looking at a replacement tooth that lasts for years.

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