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Dental implants are among the best ways to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are a titanium post which is embedded into your jaw; the dental implant then replaces your natural tooth root. However, dental implants are not ideal for all patients.

Dental implants require a high enough bone density to support the implant. They can also be expensive; for most patients, the cost is the main drawback. If you have teeth you’d like to have replaced and fall into either of the two aforementioned categories, then mini implants could be the solution for you.

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, we work with an experienced periodontist to place the mini implants. Mini implants are less expensive than traditional dental implants. They also require less bone density to install. In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you more about mini implants.

The 411 on Mini Implants

Mini implants, which are also called small-diameter implants, are smaller than traditional dental implants. There are generally about 50 percent the size of traditional implants. Due to their small size and stature, mini implants can be installed in a minimally invasive procedure.

The small size of mini implants makes them a better choice if you are in poor health, or lack the bone structure for traditional implants, because the healing process is much faster. After mini implants are placed, you may experience some minor soreness for a couple of days. This pain tends to fade away within two or three days.

In addition to replacing missing teeth, mini implants can also be used to support a lower set of dentures. Often times, people with missing teeth will get dentures because they lack the bone density needed to support traditional dental implants.

However, mini implants can be used to secure dentures even in cases where traditional implants may not work. That means you never again have to live with the embarrassment of uncomfortable and inconvenient dentures that slide out of your mouth. With mini implants, you’ll once again be able to laugh, speak, and chew with a renewed confidence.

What Is the Procedure for Mini Implants?

We begin with creating a treatment plan for your mini implants. Our state-of-the-art technology allows to design a treatment plan with the highest degree of success for your implant placement. We can use an intraoral camera to examine the inside of your mouth. This allows us to take enlarged and detailed images of your mouth.

We also look for any signs of disease or infection which could hinder the placement of your implants. We also take digital x-rays to determine the density of your bone structure before we place the implants. The whole process is quick and easy.

In addition, we offer different types of sedation dentistry. That means you never have to worry about feeling pain or nervousness during your procedure. The mini implant procedure won’t hurt at all; instead you just kick back and relax in our comfortable office. When we’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful new smile that you’re proud to show off.

Make an Appointment

Do you want to learn more about mini implants? Mini implants have a shorter treatment time that traditional implants; in addition they come with a smaller price tag. (We also several convenient payment plans.) So make an appointment at 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX. You can reach our office at 972-380-8105.