People call our office and ask, “What are mini dental implants?” They know that as sedation dentists in Buffalo, New York we work with individuals to help them regain healthy smiles. We explain what mini dental implants are, but we also tell them we focus on traditional implants for our patients because we believe in them so fully and because they are a long-term solution to missing teeth.
Dental implants are viable alternatives for patients who suffer from tooth loss whether from illness, a health issue or because family genetics dealt them a “bad hand” with their oral health. Traditional dental implants are a way for patients who have lost teeth and as a result suffered bone loss to regain a healthy smile.
What are mini dental implants?
These implants are a smaller version of a traditional, full-sized, dental implant. Mini dental implants are used to stabilize lower dentures and can help eliminate the discomfort caused by loose dentures.
Here are some advantages of mini dental implants
The disadvantages of mini dental implants include:
In our opinion and because we have had to fix so much mini implant based dentistry that came to us from outside our practice,we believe the best option for a lifelong healthy smile is traditional dental implants. That is what we recommend to people seeking replacement of missing or damaged teeth. A mini dental implant may seem a viable alternative, but keep in mind, they can break and are not a long term solution; you could be spending more time in the dentist’s chair to have them repaired or replaced rather than opting for a lifetime solution of traditional implants.