Mini Dental Implant
Different teeth replacement solutions are available today for broken or missing teeth. A dental implant is one of the most widely used options. It provides a permanent solution if you need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. However, if you are unable to have surgery or lack the jawbone density needed to support traditional implants, mini dental implants may be a better option.
At Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS, Dr. Garcia suggests mini dental implants for people with small jaws and those looking for a less invasive process. Mini implants are roughly half the size of conventional dental implants. They offer some advantages due to their smaller size, but they are just as effective as traditional implants.
Dental Implant Materials
A one-piece screw that is somewhat smaller than 3 millimeters in diameter is used in mini dental implants. Conventional dental implant screws, in comparison, are made of two parts and range in diameter from 3.25 to 5 mm.
The implant and the abutment are typically the two components of a typical implant. Rather than the standard abutment, mini implants have a single-piece titanium screw with a squared prosthetic head for permanent applications or a ball-shaped tip for sustaining dentures.
Dental Implant Cost
Mini dental implants can be more economical than conventional implants since they often just take a single session and allow you to continue your normal dental routine the same day. When compared to traditional implants, which can cost upward of $5,000, you can get a mini dental implant for $500 to $1500. The price of your mini dental implants will change depending on the type and location of the implants, and the results of your diagnostic scans.
The cost of having numerous implants placed in one session is typically less expensive than having them placed in separate sessions. If you need to get x-rays before the treatment, there will be additional charges.
Dental Implant Procedure and Dental Implant Placement
A dental x-ray is the initial step in the mini dental implant procedure as it helps Dr. Garcia precisely place the implants. Following the completion of the x-ray, the following steps will be carried out:
Based on your medical needs, the precise steps of the treatment may change slightly. If you require several mini implants, the posts could all be put in before any substitute teeth are connected.
After the Mini Dental Implant Treatment
You should avoid hard or sticky meals in the first few days after your mini dental implant treatment. Eat soft foods like frozen yogurt, mashed potatoes, and smoothies.
Compared to a traditional dental implant procedure, you should experience relatively less pain, and you'll be able to return to your regular activities within two days. Notify your dentist if you have substantial and persistent pain to make sure that there are no issues with your implants.
The same principles that apply to caring for your natural teeth are applicable to your mini dental implants. They can deteriorate or decay if you don't practice good oral hygiene. To ensure that your mini-implant remains intact, it's crucial to brush, cleanse, and get frequent dental exams.
Contact Us for a Consultation
Mini dental implants are designed to be a long-term remedy for tooth loss if properly maintained. If you want to get mini dental implants, schedule an appointment at Alexandra Garcia, DDS, MS by calling us at (346) 250-2930.