Before you decide to have any dental procedure, it is essential that you understand all of the benefits and if there are any drawbacks. Freedom Mini Dental Implants, Louisville, Kentucky, take their patient care seriously, and as such, always fully disclose all of the pros and cons of mini dental implants.
When you are deciding which tooth replacement method is right for you, it can feel overwhelming – because there are so many options. You may have heard about mini dental implants, but aren’t sure how they differ from traditional implants, and if they are right for you.
You should always discuss all of your options with your dentist, as they will be able to answer any questions and worries that you may have about mini-dental implants.
Pros of Mini Dental Implants
There are many pros to mini dental implants.
No need for a bone graft – One of the most costly and invasive parts of a typical dental implant is the bone grafting. With a mini dental implant, you will not need a bone graft.
Less discomfort – Most patients require very little bone and tissue disturbance, and post-operatively will need only over-the-counter medication.
No complex flap surgery – Mini dental implants have all of the perks of a regular implant, but they can be placed without the complex flap surgery that is required to fit a regular implant.
Comfortable – Dentures, bridges and implants can be uncomfortable and awkward in most cases. A mini dental implant fixes these issues.
Facial collapse – This is a real issue when teeth are missing. The mini implant is fixed into your jawbone like a regular implant and can prevent a facial collapse that occurs with the bone loss of missing teeth.
Fewer complications – Mini dental implants have a 95% success rate, and the possibility of complications is reduced drastically.
Affordable – The mini dental implant is much cheaper than your standard implant, which means patients can benefit from the affordability.
Cons of Mini Dental Implants
There are a few things that you should think about when it comes to mini dental implants.
Teeth grinding – if you grind your teeth or clench them during the night, you might not be a great candidate for mini dental implants. The grinding and clenching can wear them down prematurely. However, implant dentists can provide devices to help reduce the effects of grinding.
Vertical bone requirement – while minimal bone is needed, mini dental implants still require bone to support them. If your jaw has too much bone loss, they cannot be used.
It is important to note that you can be a candidate for mini dental implants, even if you are not a candidate for convention implants. Although there are some bone requirements for a mini dental implant, it is less than that of regular implants.
Mini dental implants also have a much-reduced recovery time as it is less invasive than a standard implant.
If you are ready to discuss your mini dental implants, and turn that frown upside down – and into a beaming smile, then get in touch with Freedom Mini Dental Implants, Louisville, Kentucky today. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss all of your options.