How are mini dental implants different from a conventional implant?
In many cases, mini implants cost around half the cost of traditional or conventional implants.
Because the mini implant requires only a small pilot hole to be placed, it is less traumatic to the bone and soft tissue; as compared to a traditional conventional implant that usually involves extensive surgery and bone grafts.
Less Healing Time
Because placing the smaller diameter mini implant does not cause as much trauma to the bone and soft tissue in the mouth, your healing time is reduced from months to days.
Less trauma to the gums, bone and underlying tissue means less discomfort. Many patients need only over the counter pain medication for a day or so after the procedure.
In many cases, the mini implant can be loaded immediately after placement. This means that most procedures, including anchoring dentures can be done in one visit.
Less Bone Loss
A mini dental implants preserve the bone so that you can preserve the shape of your face.
Less Bone Required
Mini implants require less bone so you’re less likely to need additional costly bone grafts.
How do you care for dental implants?
They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.
Can my body reject a dental implant?
Strictly speaking, implants can't be rejected because they contain no living cells or genetically coded material. The titanium of which they are made is completely biocompatible, and allergies are extremely rare. But an implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops in the absence of good oral hygiene. However, this is rare; implants regularly achieve success rates in excess of 95%.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.
Interested in learning more about dental implants?
Call our Gulfport, MS office at (228) 863-8723 today!