June 8, 2022

Mini Dental Implant Solutions

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Are Mini Dental Implants Right For Me?

Mini dental implants offer a variety of solutions to patients in need. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or require a full restoration, mini dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth.

Mini Dental Implants Can Help Patients By:

  • Holding a single crown to replace a missing tooth.
  • Stabilizing a loose fitting denture or to secure a bridge.
  • Filling a narrow gap left by a missing tooth.
  • Securing a smaller replacement crown for an incisor or premolar.
  • Providing an anchor for patients with narrow jaws or missing bone or tissue.

The functionality of mini dental implants can benefit people of all ages and are particularly beneficial for those with less available bone within their jaw, as the small diameter of mini implants do not require as much.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Compared to conventional crowns or dentures, mini dental implants offer a great user-friendly alternative, ultimately providing a better quality of life for patients.

  • Conventional crowns require enough tooth to create a secure bond. The tooth must also be strong enough to hold the crown without cracking and the root must be solid enough to support the crown and remaining tooth. A mini implant replaces the root and remaining tooth with a strong metal such as titanium. This titanium implant is much stronger than a tooth and holds the crown securely in the jaw.
  • Dentures that are not supported by implants can be too loose or fit poorly. Ill-fitted dentures can cause various problems like speech impediments, mouth sores, and inflamed gums. Loose dentures can even lead to gum infections. Anchoring dentures with mini dental implants secure these dentures into place, greatly minimizing these issues.
  • Patients with dental appliances often lack confidence and chew cautiously to prevent the bridge or denture from slipping, even if their appliances fit well. In addition to this, certain foods that may be hard, sticky, or fibrous may be avoided by some to avoid destabilizing their dentures. These concerns are all but eliminated when dentures are secured with implants, as they function like natural teeth allowing patients to chew like normal.
  • Similarly, crowns can become loose over time as well. Not only will this lead to continued chewing difficulties, but may allow bacteria to decay the tooth holding the crown. An implant solves this problem, because when an underlying tooth is removed and a crown is secured to it, the patient does not need to worry about the implant decaying.
  • Denture wearers often are subject to tissue and bone loss from lack of stimulation; developing facial collapse where bone and tissue loss can lead to sunken features. Implants, however, provide pressure on the jaw bone that prevents bone and tissue loss.
  • If a crown breaks, replacing it over a tooth root requires cleaning the tooth and fitting the crown to it. But with implants, it’s much simpler since the crown is usually cemented or screwed to the post.
Treatment Planning

Mini Dental Implant Solutions

Every case is different, but the versatility of mini dental implants allow for patients to receive their benefits in a myriad of ways.

Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. With this method, a dental implant will be placed at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.

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We have been patients with Austin Advanced Dentistry for many years. On our most recent visit, everyone was kind and courteous. Every one of our questions were answered very thoroughly. We were, and always have been, very pleased with Lake Creek's welcoming and professional environment. We plan to keep coming back for many years to come. Thank you!

Kip T.Happy Patient

I've moved to Austin from California recently and while looking for my new dentist office. I saw great reviews about Austin Advanced Dentistry. I can't agree more with the reviews! The place was nice and spacious also the staff/dentist was super nice. I was able to get things done fast and precisely. If you recently moved to Austin, I would highly suggest trying this place out!

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They made it very easy to schedule my first appointment when I called. When I first got there, front desk staff was friendly and just had me fill out some paperwork for them. Hygienist was very nice and friendly. The doctor was great as well. Definitely would recommend.

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