Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are a natural looking and comfortable way to replace a missing tooth. A small titanium screw is drilled into the jawbone and a replacement tooth is placed on top of it. Over time, bone grows around the titanium screw which makes the tooth on top very secure and helps it stay in place. The implant looks and acts like a natural tooth. Mini dental implants are smaller than regular implants and need a less invasive procedure to place them as opposed to the surgery needed to place regular implants.

Good candidates for mini dental implants are patients with small missing teeth, patients looking for a less invasive or more affordable option than regular dentures as well as patients that are elderly. Healthy bone is needed for mini dental implants to be successful so patients need to schedule a consultation with a dentist.

Mini dental implants are a more affordable alternative to traditional implants. Mini dental implants generally cost between $1500-$3000 depending on the number of teeth being replaced, the structure of the underlying bone and fees charged by the dentist

A mini dental implant and a crown on top will be placed in a single visit. The procedure to place the crown causes a little pain and patients might need to take over the counter medication to manage any discomfort. Patients should avoid very chewy or sticky foods after getting the implant. The length of the results depends on how well the patient takes care of the implant after it is placed.

Minimally Prepped or No Prep Veneers

Minimally Prepped or No Prep Veneers

submitted on   Mon Jan, 18, 2016 by David Baird, DDS     
A minimally prepped veneer (dental veneers), usually fabricated with porcelain, can actually mean a number of different things. They can be made directly in the mouth with composites by a dentist, a one appointment process. These restorations are called direct veneers. An indirect veneer likely...