What are Mini Dental Implants?

Dental implants in Vancouver

Mini dental implants are small titanium posts that are implanted in the jaw bone. They are a quick, affordable, and temporary solution for patients seeking to replace lost teeth. There is no undergoing the complicated surgery required for regular implants. The titanium posts go all the way down to the jaw bone. It provides the same level of stability as a natural tooth and stimulates the jawbone for a symbiotic relationship.

Why Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are FDA approved and eliminate the need for long recovery time. The procedure is less invasive and doesn't involve stitches. Unlike regular dental implants that require several office visits to place the implants and attach the crowns. Mini dental implants are installed in just one visit and will require less healing time.

The implants are anchored securely into the mouth. So you don't have to worry about them slipping around like dentures or partial dentures. The procedure is particularly ideal for patients who lack the required bone density for full-sized implants.

How is the Mini Dental Implants Placement Process?

The placement of mini dental implants is designed to be as quick as possible. Since every patient is unique, we'll first conduct a physical examination. We take X-rays to determine if the implant is right for you. We'll also be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.

Following the examination, your Vancouver dental implant specialist will plan the implant post-placement. He/she will administer a local anesthetic for reduced pain and discomfort.

During the implant placement process, your dentist will insert the titanium post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. Instead of an abutment piece that supports the restoration, mini dental implants use a ball and socket attachment system. It means the new tooth can be secured with fewer steps. The ball at the end of the titanium post provides the attachment point for the o-ring in the replacement tooth, ensuring a snug fit.

Due to the procedure's simplicity, patients experience minimal swelling, bleeding, or inflammation. Many patients have their implants placed on the same day and are able to leave our Vancouver office eating, speaking, and smiling even more confidently.

With regular brushing, flossing, and sticking to your specific oral care routine, you can keep your natural teeth and implants in great condition.

Schedule your Mini Dental Implant Appointment in Vancouver Today

Walk away with a new, perfect smile in just one appointment. If you're seeking to replace your missed teeth or are suffering from excessive bone loss, mini dental implants may be an excellent solution for you. Contact us today at Howe Dental to schedule a consultation and learn more about mini dental implants, and determine if it's the ideal solution for your dental situation. We'll be by your side to support and encourage you, every step of the way.