Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The implant takes the place of the root of the tooth in the bone and a crown is attached to look and feel like the tooth that is missing. The implant is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant does not have the same looseness that a denture can have, it is quite stable like your natural teeth. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth to remain stable. These teeth are to be brushed and flossed like all of your teeth.
As opposed to traditional dental implants, mini implants can be an alternative in many situations. They are most commonly used for smaller areas of the mouth where fitting a tooth may be difficult. Mini dental implants have the same structure as regular implants, but as the name suggests, are slightly smaller in form. For the right candidates, they are a great option that are smaller in width and minimally invasive, making them less expensive and more comfortable to place. Understanding the benefits of these smaller implants can help you make a more educated decision on how to perfect your smile when damage, decay or age has caused missing or blemished teeth.
Our dentists will evaluate your smile and work with your to find the best solution that is right for you. When compared to dentures, however, implants can make a permanent solution a reality for individuals who may not have considered the procedure. Thanks to this long-term solution, you can feel confident about your smile again.