Four Reasons You Should Get Mini Dental Implants
If you still have all your natural teeth, you may think today’s post isn’t for you. That may be true today, but there also may be a time in your future when you need dental implants or mini implants to replace lost or extracted teeth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1/3 of Americans 20 to 39 years old and 2/3 of Americans 40 to 64 are missing at least one tooth. The CDC also noted that an estimated 33 million Americans are missing a whole row of teeth.
At Parkway Dental, would much rather prefer if our patients keep all their teeth for their entire lives. Yet, we also are prepared to help replace missing teeth at our dentist office in Snellville, GA.
By the end of today’s post, we hope you know more about mini implants and what they could do for you.
You also can schedule a consultation with either of our dentists to ask questions that could help you decide if mini implants are right for you. Call 770-676-1122 or contact us online to make an appointment.
Four Ways Mini Implants Could Be Right For You
Mini implants can be used for the same purposes as dental implants.
They can support a dental crown if you need to replace a single tooth. Multiple implants can support dental crown to replace multiple teeth.
And a series of mini implants can secure your dentures.
With this in mind, here are some ways that mini implants from Parkway Dental can improve our smile:
◼︎ 1. Improve Your Appearance
This is admittedly an indirect benefit in a way. Mini implants (like full-size dental implants) are not meant to be seen. They are replacements for the roots of your missing teeth, so other people should not see your implants.
Instead, your mini implants will provide the support to hold dental crowns, bridges, or dentures in place. This can restore your beautiful smile.
◼︎ 2. Keep Your Jaw Healthy
The best way to explain this is with traditional dentures. A person with traditional dentures needs to replace them every 3 to 8 years typically because the shape of their mouth will keep changing as they losing bone tissue in their jaw.
The reason this happens is because they no longer have roots. Your roots press into your jaw whenever you bite or chew. You jaw responds to this pressure making new tissue, which replaces older tissue. Without the roots, the old tissue still gets reabsorbed, but nothing replaces it.
Mini implants can fill the role previously served by your roots. This won’t help you replace bone mass that you’ve already lost. It will help you keep sustain the size and health of your jaw once you get mini implants, however.
◼︎ 3. Get Lasting Benefits
Getting mini implants is an invest of both the time and money to restore the appearance of your smile. With proper care and maintenance, you get decades of use from your mini implants.
They may be smaller than full-size implants, but they can be comparably durable.
◼︎ 4. Bring Back Your Bite
Anyone with traditional dentures has learned their limitations one way or another. One of those limits is the reduced power behind your bite. As a result, you may have trouble eating your favorite foods. You may have given up trying to eat some foods entirely.
You won’t have to do that when you have mini implants to hold your dentures in place. The implants are embedded in your jawbone. That stable foundation allows you to put almost as much power into your bite as someone with all of his or her teeth.
Just imagine being about to eat anything you want the next time you dine out with your family or friends.
Why Mini Implants Instead Of Full-Size Implants?
Mini implants appeal to different people for different reasons.
Because they are smaller, they are less expensive than full-size implants in many cases.
Their small diameter allow reduces the time it takes to heal from having them placed.
For patients who no longer have enough bone mass to support full-sized implants, mini implants can be both a cost and time saver.
Before, you would have had to get a bone graft to replace the lost bone mass. You could only get your full-size implants after you had fully healed from the bone graft. Mini implants can fit in placed that full-size implants can’t, so you may be able to skip the bone graft completely.
Getting Your Mini Implants
You can learn more about whether mini implants could help you by visiting our dentist office in Snellville, GA.