If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may want to consider getting mini dental implants in order to correct the problem and restore your smile in the process. If you have been considering mini dental implants instead of the more traditional type, you need to determine if you are a good candidate for them. Our professional staff members can evaluate your condition and determine whether or not mini dental implants are right for you.
A Brief Comparison
Before you schedule your appointment at Island Dental Associates, you should be aware of the main differences between mini and traditional dental implants:
- Although there is no screw like there is with traditional implants the mini dental implant is still solid
- Compared to traditional implants, mini dental implants are roughly half the width of them
- If the implant fails for any reason, grafting will not be necessary due to the smaller size
- Mini dental implants are more cost-effective than traditional implants
So How Will You know If You Are A Good Candidate For Getting Mini Dental Implants?
If you have full or partial dentures and have been happy with them, then you probably won’t see yourself as a candidate for mini or traditional dental implants. However, if you have grown tired of the clicking or sliding while you are eating and speaking, then mini dental implants may be a viable option. They are also a good choice if you have grown tired of the sore spots that oftentimes occur with full or partial dentures.
Another key consideration is that you don’t have to deal with the expense and taste of denture adhesives when you get traditional or mini dental implants. Not only does this become costly, the taste of the adhesive can adversely affect the taste of your food. So you will be able to eliminate those inconvenient trips to the drug store, thereby saving you a considerable amount of time and money.
The most important advantage of getting mini dental implants instead of traditional implants is that the procedure is minimally invasive and easier for the dentist to perform. Most of the patients at Island Dental Associates who have gotten mini dental implants have experienced little or no discomfort with the procedure. If you have been trying to decide between the two types of implants, call us today so we can quickly determine if you are a good candidate for getting mini dental implants.
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