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Howdy Plano! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of 1st In Smiles. We like to use this blog on occasion to highlight the many benefits of the restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures available at our office. One of the most life changing procedures we offer is dental implants.

But recently, a patient came to us feeling distressed. She was upset because she was told she wasn’t a candidate for traditional dental implants at another dentist’s office. She was counting on restoring her missing teeth with dental implants, but learned that she lacked the jawbone density necessary to support traditional dental implants. She was told she would need to undergo a bone graft before dental implants would work for her.

So came to our office in Plano, TX, for our experience with implant dentistry to get a second opinion. We told her about one of the most exciting options in implant dentistry: mini dental implants. After evaluating her for mini dental implants, we found that they would work for her. She decided right then in their that she wanted to experience the life-changing benefits of mini dental implants.

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, we’re proud to offer mini dental implants as an alternative to traditional dental implants. Much like traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are an artificial tooth root which we embed into your jaw. Mini dental implants are then used to support and secure dental restorations like crowns or dentures.

However, mini dental implants are only about half the size as traditional dental implants which make them an excellent option for patients who lack the jawbone necessary for a traditional implant. Other patients choose mini dental implants because they are more affordable than traditional dental implants. We can even use mini dental implants to secure a lower denture, ensuring a more comfortable and secure fit.

Your implant dentist in Plano, TX, works side by side with an experienced periodontist to ensure your mini dental implant will be as effective as possible. Placement of mini dental implants is far less invasive than placement of a traditional dental implant, due to the size difference of the implant. That means you’ll heal faster and experience less soreness than with traditional dental implants.

We begin by creating a detailed treatment plan for you at 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX. Your Plano implant dentist will use the latest technology to plan your treatment including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. These methods allow use to have a detailed look inside your mouth, and detect any disease or infection which would prevent the successful placement of a mini dental implant.

If needed, we can remove infection or disease which is preventing your dental implant from being effective. We’ll also be able to determine the density and structure of your bones to allow us to plan the most effective treatment. Placement of your mini dental implant is relatively quick and comfortable at 1st in Smiles in Plano, TX.

If you’re nervous about undergoing placement of a mini dental implant, you’ll be pleased to know that your implant dentist in Plano, TX, also offers sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is designed to help you relax and ensure a pain-free treatment. Your implant dentist may recommend oral sedation or IV sedation.

Make an Appointment

Are you ever been told you weren’t a candidate for a dental implant? Or have you have considered dental implants but were worried that you couldn’t afford them? Then schedule a consultation with your implant dentist in Plano, TX, to learn if you’re a candidate for mini dental implants. You can reach 1st In Smiles by calling 972-380-8105.