Patients in Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas have benefited from mini dental implants from Freedom Mini Dental Implants. We can transform your smile if you have one missing tooth or an entire set of missing teeth.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
They are an alternative to traditional tooth replacement therapies like traditional dentures and bridges. They are also less invasive and more affordable than conventional ones. A traditional dental implant has three parts, a titanium post, an abutment, and the attachment on top. In a mini dental implant, there is no abutment. They are especially ideal for patients with minimal bone and who have been told they are not a candidate for dental implants. A mini dental implant is smaller, so the implant can still hold if you have less bone structure.
How Long Do They Last?
With the proper care, they are capable of lasting a lifetime. Since the mid-1990’s, mini dental implants are considered a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. The post of a mini dental implant is made of titanium. Titanium is a robust and durable material that is also used in other parts of the body for implants, like hip and knee joints.
How to Care for Long Lasting Mini Dental Implants?
The best way to care for them is through a regular oral hygiene routine. A good oral hygiene routine includes brushing, flossing, and mouthwash twice daily. At Freedom, we recommend that patients use a soft-bristle brush with low-abrasive, fluoridated toothpaste. The soft-bristle brush and low-abrasive toothpaste are strong enough to remove debris and bacteria from the teeth and gums without severely damaging them. Patients should use fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash to chemically strengthen the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel. Good oral hygiene will help prevent cavities in your natural teeth. Patients should also remember to floss daily, especially around their mini dental implant. Even though they are a prosthetic, patients should still clean around the implant to prevent the surrounding gums from becoming inflamed.
Can a Mini Dental Implant Fail?
All dental implants, whether traditional or mini-implants, are over 95% successful. In the instance where a mini dental implant does fail, it can more readily be replaced versus traditional types due to the small size of the implant.
They are designed to last with the proper care. For decades patients from the Louisville, Kentucky, area have received mini dental implants and love their results. For more information schedule an appointment, or call our office.