Mini Dental Implants

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

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Mini dental implants are just as effective as traditional implants, but their smaller size can create some additional benefits.

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Saving you time, saving you money

The mini dental implant procedure is a much less involved process than conventional dental implants but just as permanent. Mini implants also provide a faster solution than conventional implants, sometimes completed in only one simple visit. In addition to less dental office visits, the minimally invasive experience usually requiring no surgical flaps or sutures, typically provides far less discomfort, and virtually no pain for patients. Finally, by saving all this time, your dentist is able to offer the mini dental implant procedure at a fraction of the cost associated with the larger conventional dental implants.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

All the ways mini dental implants can make your life better.

Half The Size

Mini dental implants are about half the size of traditional implants, and therefore don’t require extensive, painful surgery.

Quicker Healing Time

A less invasive procedure that results in faster healing time, virtually no discomfort, and way less visits to the dental office.

Immediate Results

Without the lengthy healing time of traditional implants, mini dental implants allow you to get your new teeth same-day.

Less Expensive

Mini dental implants are often less expensive than traditional implants providing a cost-effective way to improve your smile.

No More Decay

Mini dental implants are made out of titanium and they are not subject to decay and periodontal disease.

Preserves Bone Structure

If you have missing teeth you may have lost a large portion of the bone in your jaw. Mini dental implants will halt bone loss.

A Simple Process in Three Easy Steps

Three Easy Steps

The time between your initial consultation and your final visit to your dentist is much quicker than you might expect.

Step One - Consultation

You and your MDICA doctor will discuss your overall oral health in order to identify any areas of concern. Your medical history, oral supporting structures, gum measurements, and x-rays will all be evaluated.

Step Two - Treatment

There may be a myriad of options and treatments available to improve your smile. Your dentist will create a treatment plan specifically for you and impressions are often taken to prepare the laboratory.

Step Three - Happy Smile!

Your final restoration will be placed and any necessary adjustments to your bite will be made. Most patients who have missing teeth leave the office smiling after one or two visits.

The Facts About Mini Dental Implants

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Understanding the facts of mini implants vs. traditional implants is important when making decisions regarding your oral health.

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High Success Rate

The success rate of mini dental implants is widely considered by many industry experts to be as high as 95%. Good dental health and doctor expertise can often create the best results, as this rate is often very similar to that of traditional implants and is typically viewed as a life-changing procedure.

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Long-Term Use

Mini dental implants are viewed as a permanent solution for missing teeth and loose dentures. After satisfactory clinical and technical evidence was produced in addition to over 20 years of successful use by the dental community, the FDA has approved the use of mini dental implants not only as a temporary dental product, but as a long-term solution.

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Cost-Effective

The mini dental implant procedure can often be completed in as little as one visit. Less visits to the doctor and less chair-time needed for the procedure means you save money. Mini implants can cost as little as half as much as traditional implants.

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FAQ Questions

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Mini dental implants are a preferred method of treatment for missing teeth and loose dentures by many doctors and their patients. The Mini Dental Implant Centers of America are dedicated to offering patients the latest in information and technology to help make informed decisions. If you’re thinking about getting mini dental implants, then you may have some questions. Let’s tackle some of those concerns.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are an option for patients looking to replace missing teeth or stabilize a denture. Mini implants have the same structure as regular implants, but are slightly smaller in form. Mini implants are made up of two parts: a titanium post with a ball on the end, and a socket with a rubber O-ring that attaches the tooth to the post.
How Are Mini Dental Implants Placed?

Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed in the dentist’s office, with local anesthesia or a light sedation to help make you more comfortable. Using a precise, controlled, and minimally-invasive surgical technique, mini dental implants are placed into the jawbone. It is a one-step procedure that requires no sutures, and most people begin using their teeth the same day. This is a major advantage over conventional implants which typically require multiple visits, multiple surgeries, and longer healing time.

How Strong Are Mini Dental Implants?

In many cases, mini implants are considered just as strong - if not stronger - than natural teeth. Minis provide patients with full functionality and after treatment, they will be able to enjoy all of their favorite foods while benefiting from healthy, aesthetically-pleasing prosthetic teeth.

Is The Process Painful?
Most mini dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a tooth extraction. Many patients say that they were pleasantly surprised how little pain there was with their implant procedures. Procedures can also be aided by effective local and IV anesthesia.
How Much Do Mini Dental Implants Cost?

Mini implants can often be as little as half the cost of traditional implants, however the actual cost of implant treatment depends on many individual factors. These include the quality, amount, location of bone, number of teeth that need to be replaced, the type of implant that will be appropriate, and the number of implants needed to support these teeth. Every case is unique and a consultation with your dentist is needed to determine what is right for you.

Will My Insurance Cover Mini Dental Implants?
Insurance providers often differ from each other in what procedures they do or do not cover. However, many dentists offer a wide range of options and payment plans to help patients get the care they need. Schedule a consultation with your MDICA doctor to learn all of your available options.
Does Age Matter?
No! There are no age restrictions when it comes to mini dental implants, and it's never too early or late to change your life.
Am I A Candidate For Mini Dental Implants?

Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is likely a suitable candidate for mini dental implants. Patients with certain conditions, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse may not be candidates for implants. Your doctor will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you after a complete physical exam and evaluation of your medical history.

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