If you have teeth missing from your smile, you may find that it is more difficult to chew and speak well. There are many restorative options to replace missing teeth such as dental bridges, implants, and dentures, but there are also mini dental implants (MDI) which have the security of dental implants but are less costly and easier to place.
Mini dental implants are titanium posts which are about the same size as a wooden toothpick. The implants are placed in the lower jaw bone, and their ball-like top is covered with an O-ring which allows dental restorations like crowns and dentures to fasten to. The implant is strong and durable, able to last for many years.
Mini dental implants are like traditional implants except in their size. However, this size gives them many advantages over traditional implants. For one, they can be placed in jaws that have a lower bone density in a procedure that is quicker and less invasive. You may not need incisions made to gum tissue and a local anesthetic is all that is usually needed for the procedure. Additionally, mini dental implants are less expensive and can be used immediately after their placement. Call our dentist today if you want to benefit from mini dental implants.