Part of being an expert on dental implant treatments is Dr. Matiasevich’s knowledge about one of the major categories — mini dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are simple solutions to tooth loss and have many advantages.

The difference between these and regular implants is the smaller size that makes it easier to insert and less invasive. These features also contribute to making recovery time shorter.

BENEFITS OF MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS

Mini implants are the ideal solution for patients whose mandibular (jaw) bone structures are weak or corroded. They provide the support necessary to hold your dentures in place and rid you of the discomforts commonly associated with wearing removable dentures. It gives you more freedom to eat foods you like and can help you feel more at ease during social gatherings. Some additional benefits include:

  • Placement is relatively pain-free and less invasive
  • The recovery process is faster
  • Increases your confidence and allows you to relax in social situations
  • Allows you to speak and laugh naturally
  • Can last for more than two decades with proper care
  • Can support dentures or support a full replacement for missing teeth

Can you tell me more about mini dental implants?

“It’s a wonderful service. They hold up well. The first thing to do is just to find out whether you’re a candidate or not. Most people are generally for mini dental implants. It’s really neat.”

Mini dental implants are a very cost-effective way to get implants, especially for denture wearers. We’re able to put those in on the same day and usually put the teeth on the implants at the same time. They generally cost anywhere from a third to a fourth of the cost of a traditional implant which is exciting because it makes it more affordable.

Generally, you need more mini-dental implants in the mouth to hold up a denture or to hold the teeth in, but occasionally you can get away with mini-implants if you have a partial denture or something just with one. Occasionally we can even use a mini-implant and attach a single tooth to it.

This is really exciting because it’s a very quick, virtually painless technology that we have that answers a lot of the in-between type of problems that we sometimes encounter in dentistry, where maybe somebody’s missing only a few teeth over here on this site and they have a denture and they’re losing a tooth. We can put a couple of mini dental implants in, reattach the denture and the patient is in and out of the office in less than an hour.

It’s a wonderful service. They hold up well. The first thing to do is just to find out whether you’re a candidate or not. Most people are generally for mini dental implants. It’s really neat.

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