Mini dental implants are small titanium posts which are inserted into the jawbone to support a single prosthetic tooth. They are much smaller than traditional implant posts, with diameters ranging from 1.8mm to 3.3mm. Unlike conventional implants, mini dental implants can be placed in areas where there is limited or no bone structure, such as near the back molars or in narrow ridges of bone. Dr. Steven E. Holbrook of Albuquerque, NM, may recommend the use of mini dental implants for your smile for several different reasons.
What Are the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?
There are several advantages to using mini dental implants versus traditional dental implants:
- Mini dental implants can be placed where there may not be enough bone for traditional implants.
- Mini dental implants require less invasive surgery than conventional implants.
- Mini dental implants can often be placed without stitches or sutures.
- Mini dental implants typically involve a much shorter recovery period than other types of implant treatments.
All these factors make mini dental implants an ideal option for those who need to replace a single missing tooth quickly and without extensive surgery or invasive procedures.
Can Mini Dental Implants Be Used With Dentures?
Mini dental implants can also be a great solution for those who have difficulty wearing dentures or other removable prosthetics. With mini dental implants, you do not have to worry about struggling with uncomfortable and bulky dentures or worrying about them slipping out of place. Mini dental implants provide stability and comfort that traditional dentures cannot match.
Why Choose Dr. Steven E. Holbrook for Mini Dental Implants?
Dr. Steven E. Holbrook has over three decades of experience providing dentistry to patients in the same city he was born and raised. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He has won awards and lectures on implantology on a regular basis, mentoring other dentists in the area to help them provide implantology services in their own practices.
How Do I Learn More About Mini Dental Implants?
Overall, mini dental implants are an ideal solution for patients who just need to replace one tooth and don’t want to go through the extensive surgery required by traditional implant treatments. They may not be suitable for everyone, so it is important to consult Dr. Steven E. Holbrook to see if they are the best option for your needs. He will evaluate your case on an individual basis and provide his recommendations. Call 505-881-1159 to request an appointment at his Albuquerque, NM, dental office.