While dental implants work well for many situations, they aren’t always the best option. Notably, implants may not work well if you have a thin jawbone or if your age or health issues might impair healing after implant placement.
That doesn’t mean you have to forget about dental implants, though! Because mini dental implants are smaller and can be placed in spots where larger implants won’t work, they are a good option for those who may not be a candidate for full-size implants.
Visit our Plymouth, MI dentist office for a free dental implant consultation. Douglas A. Callow, DDS who was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, will help you determine if dental implants are right for you and, if so, which type of implants will work best.
Mini Dental Implants Offer Many Advantages
Mini dental implants offer most of the same advantages as full-size implants, including a look, feel, and function similar to your natural teeth. Other advantages include:
- Quicker healing than full-sized implants. After placement of full-sized implants, you must typically wait a few months for the site to heal before getting replacement teeth. With mini dental implants, you can receive your replacement teeth much sooner, in some cases right away.
- No added procedures needed. Dentists sometimes suggest a bone graft or other procedure to prepare your jaw for a dental implant if your jawbone is too thin. But mini dental implants can usually be placed without another procedure.
- Won’t take as long to place as full-sized implants. Your placement procedure will be less complicated and invasive. You’ll likely require only local anesthesia.
Mini Dental Implants Can Support Multiple Dental Restorations
As with full-sized dental implants, you enjoy a choice of several different types of dental restorations to replace your missing teeth. They include:
- A dental crown, to replace a single missing tooth
- A dental bridge, to replace several adjacent missing teeth
- Dentures, to replace several teeth or a mouthful
Call Douglas A. Callow, DDS at 734-404-7336 for more information on dental implants, including mini dental implants. Or use our online form to schedule a visit to our Plymouth, MI dentist office. We are located on General Drive, not far from the USA Hockey Arena.