While dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth, not everyone is a candidate. One prime example is when there’s not adequate bone depth to place the implant into the mouth. This condition might be caused by tooth loss, changes in the bite, gum disease, or natural anatomy.
Fortunately, there are traditional dental implant alternatives that still promise durability and longevity: the mini dental implant.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
A “mini” implant is a functional dental implant with a smaller diameter. This allows our New Jersey and Manhattan dentists to provide comprehensive implant therapy, without the added risk of prosthesis failure (due to lack of bone support.) Not only that, but you as a patient can avoid alternatives like bulky traditional dentures, partial dentures, or invasive bridges.
Depending on the type of mini implant used, some are even shorter in length than the usual implant design. This characteristic makes them easier to place in areas of bone loss.
Alternatives to Dental Implants
Mini dental implants can do almost anything a traditional implant can. A few examples include:
• Supporting an overdenture (removable implant supported denture) for added
• Same day tooth replacement
• Supporting a smaller, single dental crown
Why Implant Supported Dentures?
Replacing all of your missing teeth at one time is no simple task. An effective alternative to placing multiple conventional implants is using as few as 2-6 mini implants to retain an overdenture.
Fortunately, your implant supported denture tends to be smaller and more contoured than a conventional “plate” that’s held in place using suction or adhesives.
Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry provides in-house traditional and mini dental implants with board-certified periodontal experts. When it comes to quality, uncompromised implant therapy, our experts are the ones to trust. Call Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry today to learn more about our affordable financing plans.