Mini Dental Implants and Permanent Dentures Can Restore Your Smile
Dr. Gregory Moore may recommend mini dental implants to replace missing teeth without performing complex surgery. Mini dental implants and permanent dentures are both viable solutions for replacing missing teeth permanently. The mini dental implant procedure is minimally invasive and may be used to stabilize and improve dentures on a permanent basis.
Candidates for Mini Dental Implants
You may be a good candidate for mini dental implants in Johnson City if you have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant and have one or more missing teeth. Most people are good candidates for mini dental implants, but some medical conditions, such as osteoporosis and uncontrolled diabetes, may preclude the use of mini implants. Patients taking certain medications may also not be good candidates for implant dentistry.
Mini Dental Implant Placement
If Dr. Moore determines that you are a candidate for mini dental implants, he will perform a thorough exam using digital x-rays to determine the optimal placement and number of implants. We will need to numb the area of placement and may recommend sedation dentistry as part of the treatment plan. The implant is placed by creating a hole in the tissue and inserting the implant post into the jaw bone. If we are placing permanent dentures, the denture will need to be adapted to attach to the implants.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants offer a number of benefits over traditional implants. The placement procedure is minimally invasive compared with that of traditional implants, which equates to reduced patient discomfort and a faster healing time. This is a convenient alternative to traditional implants and restores the ability to eat and speak clearly. We may use mini dental implants to create a secure base for permanent dentures.
Learn more about mini dental implants in Johnson City by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Moore today!