A tooth that has been lost through an extraction can be replaced with a dental implant, a type of replacement tooth that consists of a titanium implant that is inserted into the mandibular or jaw bone and a dental prosthesis called a crown connected to the abutment attached to the implant. It restores not just the function and aesthetics but more importantly maintains the health of the jaw bone with continued stimulation to the area where the natural tooth used to be.
However, not all patients who sign up for implants actually get one if they are found to be lacking in the bone density required for holding the implants in place. They would have to undergo additional procedures like bone grafting to re-create the ideal bone density level that can enable implant placement and ensure a successful osseointegration of the implant into the jawbone, if they want to be qualified for the implant procedure.
Fortunately, with the creation of mini-dental implants, patients who were previously denied standard-size implants can now get the replacement tooth they had been seeking without having to unnecessarily go through surgical bone grafting. With accurate planning, preparation and placement over surface areas with adequate density, mini-dental implants can sufficiently fuse with available bone.
By being smaller in diameter, mini-implants require less of the incisions and amount of bone that need to be removed in order to accommodate the threaded root part of the implant which easily screws right into the hole. By being less invasive overall, there is also less pain during the procedure and less recovery time afterwards, which translates to less downtime in getting back to doing your normal activities, especially when there’s also less chance for complications.
Mini-implants don’t only generally have all the benefits that conventional implants have but these benefits all come at a much more budget-friendly price. The savings come in the form of the more affordable mini-implants and the money that you’ll save from fewer appointments because of the simpler procedures, saving you valuable time as well.
Now is the time to finally get that replacement for your missing tooth. Call 831-440-7577 for an appointment with Santa Cruz implant dentist Dr. Robert Matiasevich, Jr. for those affordable mini-implants.