When we lose several teeth, the resulting loss of jawbone density and mass could actually mean placing dental implant is impossible without jawbone grafting and sinus lifts. However, your Fort Worth, TX, dentist could provide an option that prevents the need for this surgery. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the mini dental implants.
The Difference Between Mini and Traditional Implant Posts
As the name implies, the implant posts used in the mini procedure are much smaller. While both are made from titanium and will be recognized as natural roots by the body, the smaller option provides a way to address tooth loss for people who have subsequently lost mass and density in the jawbone, a complication that would prevent them from receiving traditional implant posts. They can then obtain a new smile without the need for a sinus life or jawbone grafting procedure to fortify the smile and provide enough tissue to support new roots. Along with the mini option, we also have a small diameter implant, which is wider than a mini but still smaller than traditional options. The one we recommend will depend on a number of factors, as we want to make sure you obtain lifelike, durable, and comfortable missing tooth replacement.
Preparing Your Smile and Placing the Implants
Our team will begin preparation by taking detailed digital impressions and images, which we will use as part of the planning process. We may recommend removing any remaining teeth, or those in poor health, prior to implant placement. Computer technology will guide the process, ensuring optimal placement that can support the daily bite forces and pressure expected of a natural tooth.
Benefits for Our Patients
The mini system offers a number of benefits for our patients. The procedure prevents the need for extensive and invasive surgical procedures to prepare the smile for placement, and enables our team to begin rebuilding smiles that have suffered from tooth loss for many years. The placement and healing process is much faster, and supporting a prosthetic relies on four posts inserted into the smile. We can still provide a lifelike prosthetic or restorations as well, so you enjoy a smile you can’t wait to show off to the world! If you have any questions about restoring your smile and addressing tooth loss, then contact our team today. We want to help you start 2021 on the road toward a stunning and whole smile. Starting care now means a chance to use any leftover 2020 dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of December!
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
We would like to help you maintain optimal oral health by addressing tooth loss with lifelike dental implants. To learn more about the process of replacing missing teeth, then schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.