Mini Implants: The Tooth Replacement Option You Might Not Know Exists
Missing a tooth and needing a replacement can be very disheartening. Making the decision of which replacement option is right for your lifestyle and budget can be very overwhelming. With a variety of tooth replacement options, it can be difficult to navigate the right choice for your situation. If you are interested in the permanent nature of the traditional dental implant but are not sure that you are fully committed to the invasive nature of the procedure, we offer an alternative that might be a better fit. The mini implant might be the replacement option you have been looking for.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are a form of dental implant that is used to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. As the name suggests, they are smaller than the standard implant used to replace the entire tooth structure. This can be a wonderful choice if you are needing a replacement for a smaller tooth or space, you are lacking the proper bone structure to support a traditional implant, or you recently lost a tooth and are looking for an immediate replacement.
What are the Benefits of Mini Implants?
There are a variety of reasons that mini implants might be the beneficial choice as your tooth replacement option:
- Affordable – If your budget is a concern when replacing a tooth, this option is a more affordable option compared to traditional implants.
- Comfortable – Due to their small size, mini implants are more comfortable than alternative options, such as dentures. They mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, allowing for normal cleaning and eating.
- Less Invasive – As compared to traditional implants, this option does not require a surgical procedure to install, causing less trauma to the jawbone and an easier recovery period. There are also fewer office visits required for preparation and installation.
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and would like more information on mini implants or if you are interested in learning about other tooth replacement options, please contact our office located in Seattle, WA to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you achieve the smile you desire.