Mini dental implants combine the foundational support of a dental implant with the aesthetics and cost savings of full or partial dentures.
Some patients are not good candidates for traditional dental implants, whether it is because they lack the bone required for a proper anchor, have a narrow ridge, or are interested in a lower-cost option. If you fit this description, you should come to our location in Pasadena to get more information about how mini dental implants can help you achieve a complete and natural-looking smile.
About Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are narrow-diameter implants that your Lytle, Tate, and Stamper surgeon places in the bone of the upper and lower jaws. Unlike with dental implants, the surgeon attaches dentures rather than single teeth or bridges to the implants.
In this simple procedure:
- You receive local anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure your comfort.
- The surgeon places four mini dental implants in the mandible and six in the maxillae, providing strength and stability to your dentures.
- Your surgeon may immediately load the implants if they are tight enough in the bone.
The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
This approach offers some advantages over traditional dental implants, including…
Suitability. The bone requirements for mini dental implants are significantly lower than what you might otherwise need.
Aesthetics. The typical implant may not support immediate loading, while a mini approach often allows placement and loading on the same day.
Recovery. Mini dental implants are less invasive than traditional implants because they do not require flap surgery. As a result, you can expect to heal in less time.
Price. The efficiency and simplified process of placing mini dental implants means that they tend to cost less.
Lytle, Tate and Stamper will discuss your needs and conduct an examination during your initial consultation to determine if mini dental implants are right for you. Learn more by getting in touch with one of our offices.
To schedule your free consultation with our doctors, call our office in Pasadena at (626) 792-3161 or contact us online.