What You Should Know Before Getting Mini Dental Implants

What You Should Know Before Getting Mini Dental ImplantsRegardless of a person’s age and other physical factors, mini dental implants have steadily become one of the most popular procedures for replacing one or multiple teeth. As a result, the dentists at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square and Shine Dental Associates in Syosset are frequently recommending them for numerous individuals. We also recommend mini dental implants as a way to stabilize and support a person’s full or partial dentures. Here are some additional considerations to be aware of.


Are You A Candidate For This Type Of Implants?

Generally speaking, an individual who is in good overall health (especially oral health), is a good candidate for mini dental implants. However, the best overall candidate will be free of periodontal (gum) disease, have healthy gum tissues, and have not had their jaw exposed to radiation. In this case, they would be viewed as a good candidate. Conversely, you will be considered a poor candidate if you have uncontrolled diabetes. We will also recommend mini dental implants for those individuals who have lost a significant amount of bone density.


What Is The Success Rate Of Mini Dental Implants?

The degree of success is normally attributed to which jaw the implants or placed in. For instance, we have seen success rates as high as 98% with mini dental implants in the lower jaw. However, the success rate ranges from 70% to 80% when they are placed in the upper jaw. Furthermore, we always remind our patients that their natural teeth as well as the implant system itself may be prone to failure based on specific natural causes such as:

  • attrition attributed to normal wear and tear
  • forceful or stressful biting and chewing habits
  • lack of proper dental care and follow-up visits to the dentist
  • osteoporosis (a condition that causes bones to become porous and eventually results in bone brittleness and weakness)
  • poor oral hygiene
  • poor overall health


Regardless of the aforementioned success rates, Island Dental Associates and Shine Dental Associates dentists informs every patient that there is no actual or implied guarantee where longevity is concerned.


The Bottom Line

One of the primary advantages of mini dental implants is the fact that the procedure involves no surgery and that is minimally invasive at most. In most cases, the entire procedure takes an hour to an hour and a half. If you would like more information regarding mini dental implants we urge you to contact Island Dental Associates or Shine Dental Associates today.

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