Dental implants have long been a preferable solution for rebuilding smiles after patients experience tooth loss. The preference stems mainly from the fact that dental implants are the only way to replace the roots of missing teeth. This has a significant impact on the quality of your restoration and the long-term state of your oral health. Yet, it also means that receiving dental implants can be a more comprehensive process than it is for a more traditional restoration. For some patients, it can be made less complicated with the help of specialized dental implants that are designed to be smaller in diameter, and therefore, less invasive to place.

The benefits of small-diameter implants

Small-diameter dental implants are made to be smaller and thinner than traditional implant posts, though they function in much the same way. After being placed within the bone structure of your dental ridge, the biocompatible implant post will become part of the ridge as the bone heals to its surface. This process is known as osseointegration, and is essential to how dental implants operate. With small-diameter dental implants, osseointegration can be achieved in areas of your dental ridge that may have less mass and density than the rest. This commonly occurs following the loss of a tooth root, as lack of stimulation can cause the bone structure to resorb upon itself.

The advantage of minimally invasive treatment

Placing dental implants requires oral surgery, but the process is often less invasive than patients expect. For example, with a focus on minimally invasive treatment, we carefully design the specific placement of each implant post using innovative, highly detailed digital imaging equipment. Using the digital surgical guide and the appropriate number of small-diameter dental implant posts, patients who experience jawbone erosion can often receive dental implant restorations without the need to fortify their dental ridges first. Avoiding the need for another surgical treatment can be a significant advantage for patients who want to rebuild their smiles.

Are small-diameter implants right for you?

While the customization of small-diameter dental implants can be of great benefit to many patients, those who can successfully receive full-sized implant posts without prerequisite procedures may benefit more from doing so. Before recommending a particular type of dental implant, we’ll thoroughly examine your dental ridges, oral tissues and structures, and more to determine if you can receive full-size implants, or if small-diameter posts would be a more beneficial option.

Learn more about small-diameter dental implants

For some patients who experience tooth loss, there are many benefits that can come with small-diameter dental implants. 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.