For patients who’ve experienced tooth loss to any degree, many of the benefits that dental implants can provide their smiles can also have a profound impact on their long-term oral health. The main purpose of dental implants is to replace the roots of your lost teeth, as well as the important functions they serve for the rest of your oral structures, which is something traditional tooth replacement options aren’t capable of. However, patients who’ve experienced jawbone erosion due to the extensive loss of their teeth can sometimes face challenges to their implant placement. To help lessen those challenges and make benefiting from dental implants easier, we may be able to recommend mini dental implants, which can be placed with more conservative treatment.

What makes mini implants different

As their name suggests, mini dental implants are miniaturized versions of traditional dental implant posts, and are smaller in diameter. Despite their smaller size, mini dental implants are just as capable as traditional implants at reestablishing your lost teeth roots and their functions. However, because they’re smaller, mini dental implants can often be placed within jawbone structure that’s less dense and has less mass than it used to. This is a common effect of losing teeth roots; the lack of stimulation causes your jawbone to receive fewer minerals and nutrients, thus eroding and growing smaller over time.

Why are smaller implant posts preferable?

When patients who’ve lost teeth as well as some of their jawbone’s mass and density wanted dental implants in the past, it often came with a requirement to graft the jawbone first and help it regain its strength. This may still be necessary under certain circumstances; however, minimally invasive treatment is always the better option. With mini dental implants, many people can receive dental implants to support their restoration and help stimulate their jawbones without the need for jawbone grafting first.

Benefiting from mini dental implant placement

If your jawbone has grown smaller, but can still receive mini dental implants without the need for bone grafting, the procedure can benefit your smile and oral health in several important ways. One of the most important is the fact that your restoration can now enjoy the support of more lifelike dental implants, which equates to greater comfort and stability as you bite, chew, and speak with it. It can also help you better preserve the rest of your healthy, natural jawbone structure by providing it with stimulation every time you bite and chew.

Learn if you can benefit from mini dental implants

For many patients, the placement of mini dental implant posts can help them benefit from more lifelike tooth replacement in a more conservative and minimally invasive manner. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.