After deciding that dental implants are the best way to rebuild your smile following tooth loss, you may not realize that you still have other options to consider. For example, at our office, we can customize your treatment to include a variety of types of dental implant posts, including small-diameter dental implants that are specifically designed to be more minimally invasive than traditional implant posts. Today, we look at when small-diameter dental implants may be a good idea, and how they can help improve the efficiency and quality of your overall dental implant treatment.
What small-diameter means for dental implants
The point of a dental implant post is to make it possible for your jawbone to heal to the posts’ surface. This effectively replaces the root of a lost tooth, and therefore, helps reestablish the support that a healthy root offers your natural tooth. Small-diameter dental implants offer the same level of restoration for your smile, but are designed to be thinner in diameter than traditional dental implant posts. This can make placing the implant post, and the process of your jawbone healing to it, less intensive processes than they would be with traditional dental implant placement.
When they offer the most appropriate solution
In many cases, placing traditional dental implant posts in your dental ridge is a fairly straightforward process, and is often preferable as long as it remains such. However, for some patients, one or more underlying conditions, such as the loss of mass and density in their jawbone, can lead to the need for prerequisite procedures like jawbone grafting. With small-diameter dental implant posts, the implants may be placed within jawbone structure that has less mass and density, without the need to graft the bone structure first. This can allow some patients to avoid jawbone grafting, or at least limit their need for it, before enjoying the benefits that dental implants have to offer.
The results of receiving small-diameter dental implants
For patients who can benefit from them, the use of small-diameter dental implants can provide a wide range of advantages. For example, because they can help minimize the need for additional treatment or procedures, they can help make your overall implant treatment more conservative. They can also allow a greater variety of patients enjoy the lifelong benefits of replacing their lost teeth roots, which helps promote better long-term oral health in several important ways.
Learn if you can benefit from small-diameter implants
With small-diameter dental implant posts, you may have a more conservative option for rebuilding your smile and replacing your lost teeth roots. 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.