Dental Implants are the best of all available options for teeth restorations and also the most popular restorative option. Sadly they are not a viable option for everyone seeking dental restorations. Some of the reasons due to which they aren’t the ideal option for everyone are listed below:
- Invasive surgical procedure
- Procedure is spread over several months and appointments
- Requires extended healing period
- Traditional dental implants require the patient to have adequate bone structural support to anchor the Implants.
- Lack of bone structure can be corrected with bone grafting, but it adds to the cost, time and complexity of the process
- Some patients are not viable for surgery because of advanced age or pre-existing medical conditions/diseases
Not an ideal candidate for dental implants? Can’t afford the expense? Can’t commit to a treatment that takes several months? The invasiveness of the procedure scares you from pursuing traditional implant treatment? That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dream.
If you don’t want or can’t have traditional restorations, Mini dental implants may be your solution to turning your dream of eating, talking and laughing without hesitation into a reality.
What are Mini Dental Implants and why are they better?
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs), also referred to as small diameter implants (SDIs) or narrow diameter implants (NDIs) are marginally smaller than conventional dental implants. Mini’s range from 1.8mm to 3mm whereas traditional implants are usually 3.25mm to 5mm in diameter. Given their small size they can be used in patients who lack adequate bone support for traditional Implants and aren’t willing to (can’t afford to) undergo Bone grafting procedures.
Since MDI’s require less bone, they override the need for expensive, time-consuming and invasive bone grafting surgery. Hence are ideal for the elderly and those who can’t undergo invasive surgical procedures due to pre-existing medical conditions.
Mini dental implants support most dental restorations, bridges, fixed crowns and are also suited to secure loose and lower arch Dentures.
MDI’s/SDI’s are most frequently used for:
- Toothless upper jaw
- Toothless lower jaw
- Removable partial denture
- Augmentation of fixed prosthesis
- Sole support for fixed prosthesis
- Salvaging previously made prosthesis
Placement of Mini dental implants is a minimally invasive surgery and usually takes two hours or less. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or light sedation. These small diameter implants are placed into the jawbone using precision tools. The head portion of the implant is left protruding from the gum tissue to be a solid anchor for your dentures, fixed crown or bridgework.
It is a simple one-step procedure that doesn’t require sutures. The recovery period is small and most recipients can begin using their teeth the very same day. No multiple visits, no multiple invasive surgeries, no extended healing period are some of the major advantages that small diameter implants offer.
Post Procedure Care
Post-procedure some dentists may recommend antibiotic medication. It is important to follow through with the prescribed course. Initially, you may experience some discomfort that lasts only for the short recovery period following the procedure and isn’t a cause for worry. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush the gums is advised. Rinsing the mouth with saline solution aids recovery and prevents chances of infection.
MDI’s that are placed and loaded properly, with well adjusted upper and lower teeth, can improve your quality of life. They can help improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Visit your nearest dental clinic to turn your goal into a more comfortable and attractive smile into a reality.
We recommend Dr. Cory Nguyen’s ‘Beyond’ for dental implants in Dallas. Dr. Cory is an alumna of the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry. He has traveled all across the country in pursuit of continuing his education and perfecting his skills. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, only fifteen other general practitioners have that distinction in all of Texas. Such is his level of expertise in implant dentistry.
His dental implant Dallas practice is equipped with cutting-edge tools that provide his patients with precise and low radiation diagnostic facilities. His team consists of friendly, highly skilled and trained professionals.
He has received several awards for his services including:
- America’s top dentist by Consumers’ Research Council of America
- Texas Top dentist
- Best Doctors and Dentist by Texas Doctor Award
So if you’re looking for expert consultation and treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cory, the best dental Implantologists in Dallas now.