Aesthetic Family Dentistry Offers Mini Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a solid, stable and sound foundation for porcelain crowns and to secure full and partial dentures and bridges. Standard dental implants offered at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown are a good option for most patients but for others they may not be recommended due to lack of bone or inability to tolerate the surgery required to place the titanium post.
For these patients, or those that are changing prosthetic systems, a mini dental implant may be the best option. They use a much smaller titanium screw that requires less bone to anchor to while still providing a very strong, secure retaining fixture for the denture. The denture can move slightly for comfort but it will not lift out of position, offering much more security than a denture this is held in place with clips or adhesives.
The Benefits of Mini Implants at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX
Dr. Dean Hutto will examine your mouth and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants or if mini implants may be a better option. If you have been told in the past you cannot have traditional dental implants you may be surprised to find out that at Aesthetic Family Dentistry you may be an excellent candidate for these smaller sized options.
The benefits of mini dental implants include:
- Short procedure – most mini dental implants take only an hour to two to position in the mouth. Typically only local anesthesia is required and it is a very gentle and easy procedure for virtually all patients to tolerate.
- Less invasive – this is not a full surgical procedure and is minimally invasive, requiring just enough of an opening to place the tiny titanium post. Most patients will have 4 to 6 posts placed for a full denture to provide a secure hold.
- No recovery time – as soon as the implants are placed in the mouth they can be used. This means that a patient can literally eat with their dentures within a few hours of the treatment.
- Less costly – as there is no surgery and it is a basic office procedure these mini dental implants are much lower cost than traditional dental implants.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above Dr. Hutto typically requires only one visit to place the mini dental implants in your mouth.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Hutto Today
If you have been told you cannot have traditional implants give us a call at (832) 514-3922. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutto to help you determine if mini dental implants could be a great option for you.