Have you been told that you’re not a candidate for dental implants? Don’t despair–it may still be possible for you to get dental implants. Especially if it’s been a few years since you were evaluated, you should get a second opinion. We have many tools that enable us to give dental implants to patients who weren’t considered candidates before (and new dental implant technologies are constantly being developed). One of these tools is mini dental implants.
It may seem obvious, but mini dental implants are just small dental implants. They come in many different designs, and may be shorter or narrower than traditional dental implants. Some designs are both shorter and narrower. The procedure for placing them might be slightly different, too, which can make the dental implant procedure shorter, as well as the recovery time.
Mini dental implants offer many potential benefits for you. These include:
Because of these benefits, they can be used for people who weren’t candidates for traditional dental implants. They may also be good for people who are intimidated by the traditional dental implant procedure, who want a shorter recovery time, or don’t need full dental implants to achieve their results.
There are, however, some tradeoffs for mini dental implants:
Because of these limitations, we have to be very careful about when we use mini dental implants. We only want to place them if we’re sure we can deliver a high probability of long-term success.
Mini dental implants are just one option for helping people who have been told they’re not candidates to get dental implants. Bone grafting technology has also come a long way and you may be a candidate now even if you weren’t before. With all these solutions, though, the longer you wait, the more limited your options become. If you want a second opinion about dental implants, do it today.
If you are looking for dental implants in Spokane or Spokane Valley, call Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics at 509-532-1111 or 509-927-2273.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-532-1111