Mini Dental Implants – Asheville, NC
Secure Your Denture with Mini Implants
Although you may think all dental implant posts are the same, you have an alternative option to standard solutions. Mini dental implants in Asheville offer several advantages, especially if you have compromised bone density in your jaw. While there are many similarities between the two types of posts, there are also some clear differences. To help you make the right choice for your smile, Dr. John White has the answers you need to your top questions.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are a small titanium implant that serves as a new tooth root when implanted into your jawbone. Unlike a standard post, they have a retaining fixture attached to them. This eliminates the need for separate abutments when securing your denture.
The head of the post is shaped like a ball which connects to a socket that features a rubber O-ring at the base of the denture. This allows the denture to snap over the ball to secure it to your jawbone. The denture rests on the gum tissue to restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile without needing to worry about any slipping or irritation.
How are Mini Dental Implants Placed?
The process to place mini implants is often quicker than standard options. Your implant dentist in Asheville, Dr. White, uses a local anesthetic or light sedation to ensure your comfort. Your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone to allow small holes to be drilled into it. The posts are placed into the holes while keeping their heads protruding through the gum tissue. This allows you to enjoy a one-step procedure that is minimally invasive. You will benefit from a quicker recovery time and skip the need for sutures.
What are the Benefits of Mini Implants?
Since the implant posts are smaller, you can enjoy several benefits to invest in your smile and your quality of life, such as:
- No need for complex flap surgery.
- Less invasive with a shorter healing time.
- No need for bone grafting.
- Less discomfort.
- Protects your facial structures.
- Fewer complications.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Secure and stable foundation for dentures.
- High success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
Are Mini Dental Implants FDA Approved?
Mini dental implants are FDA approved based on their success in both clinical and technical research. They are deemed safe for public use to promote dental health as a long-term solution.
Are Mini Implants Durable?
Although they are smaller than traditional solutions, mini implants are built to withstand daily wear and tear. The risk of failure under ordinary chewing forces is rare to give you the peace of mind you need to know your new smile will last. You will enjoy a reliable, tight, and comfortable-fitting system to hold your denture in place.
Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions about mini implants, your implant and sedation dentist in Asheville will help you make the right choice for your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. White.