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Mini Dental Implants – Baytown, TX

Aesthetic Family Dentistry Offers Mini Dental Implants

Man with healthy smile Dental implants provide a solid, stable, and sound foundation for porcelain crowns as well as full and partial dentures and bridges. Standard dental implants offered at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown are a good option for most patients with missing teeth, but for others, they may not be recommended due to a lack of healthy bone or an inability to tolerate the surgery required to place them. For these patients, a mini dental implant may be the best option.

After a tooth has been lost, the jawbone that used to surround it naturally starts to shrink and change shape. This is because the body senses that there is no tooth to support in the area, so it begins reabsorbing the nutrients from the bone and sending them to other places in the body. As a result, the bone can become too thin or brittle to safely support regular implants.

Also, many patients with persistent gum disease or other overall health problems (such as diabetes or heart disease) can pose a high risk for complications during normal implant placement. Thankfully, mini implants can successfully work around all of these obstacles.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Animation of mini implant supported dental crown

Mini dental implants 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 only held in place with simple clips or adhesives.

Are Mini Dental Implants Right For You?

Man contemplating tooth replacement options

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 could be an excellent candidate for this smaller sized option.