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Hey there Plano! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of 1st In Smiles. Recently a couple patients came to us in a state of frustration. They had visited another dental office to inquire about dental implants, but for various reasons elected not to go forward with the treatment. One patient wanted a more affordable solution for replacing missing teeth. The other patient was told she was not a candidate for dental implants to the lack of density in her jawbone.

So today, we want to talk about something that has a diminutive name but can have a big impact on your smile: mini implants. As the name suggests a mini implant is a smaller version of a dental implant. Dental implants are biocompatible rods which are placed into your jawbone to take the place of your missing teeth roots.

Mini implants have two big advantages over traditional dental implants: the first is that they are more affordable, the second is that they require less bone density to place. If you lack the bone density needed for traditional dental implants, or simply desire a more affordable solution than traditional dental implants, then mini implants might by the right solution for you.

Mini implants (technically known as small-diameter implants) are generally half the size of traditional dental implants. Thanks to their smaller size, placing mini implants only requires a minimally invasive procedure. Because the produce is less invasive, the healing process is faster and easier with mini implants in comparison to traditional implants. This makes it an ideal solution for older patients, or patients who are in a compromised state of health.

Recovering from mini implants is fast; most patients only report minor soreness for their mini implants after their treatment. This soreness will fade completely after just a few days. Aftercare for mini implants is easy and straightforward; we will provide you with detailed instructions after your treatment.

We can use mini implants to secure a dental restoration such as a crown. Our restorations are completely lifelike, no one will know that it’s not your natural tooth! We carefully match the shade and shape of the restoration to the appearance of your god-given tooth. At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, we can wipe away the embarrassment of missing teeth with dental implants.

We are also able to use mini implants to secure lower dentures. We can modify your existing set of dentures, or provide you with a new-set of durable and realistic looking dentures. If you’ve ever considered implant-retained dentures but were told you were not a candidate due to your bone density, mini implants may work for you.

Once your dentures have been secured by mini implants, you’ll finally be able to laugh, smile, and eat without fear of your lower dentures falling out. Speak to your Plano implant dentist at 1st In Smiles to find-out if you’re a candidate for mini implants.

If we determine that mini implants are right for you, we will craft a detailed treatment plan to ensure a successful treatment. We will address all of your concerns, and answer any questions you may have. We have a wide array of the latest dental technology, so your treatment will be in the hands of well-equipped professionals.

We use an intraoral camera to look inside your mouth. This camera delivers enlarged and extremely detailed pictures in real time; with this technology we can detect (and then treat) any infection, disease, or decay which would prevent mini implants from being successful. We also use digital x-rays to determine the condition and density of your jawbone.

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, mini implants are a worry-free procedure. We offer sedation dentistry to free you of any anxiety or fear during the procedure. You will not feel any pain during your treatment; you just relax while we work with an experienced periodontist to place your dental implants.

Make an Appointment

Are you ready to learn more about mini implants? Then schedule a consultation with your Plano implant dentist at 1st In Smiles. You can reach our office at 972-380-8105. We look forward to advancing your oral health with mini implants.