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How Reliable Are Mini Dental Implants?

Posted by El Camino Dental Arts on Aug 6 2018, 12:28 AM

Thinking about getting mini dental implants as a solution to missing one or more teeth? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, while dental implants have a 95 percent average success rate, this depends on the location of your missing teeth, as well as your overall health and lifestyle. Ready to find out more about whether mini implants will work for you? Read on!

Regular dental implants

Regular dental implants are full-sized implants and are a top tooth replacement option. The reason implants are so popular is because they are a permanent tooth replacement option that acts just like a regular tooth. The implants are surgically inserted into a patient’s jaw, which allows it to connect to the jawbone. This connection allows for a much stronger tooth system. Implants are also made to blend in with a patient’s other teeth, giving them a natural look.

Why mini?

Many implants are necessary when regular-sized dental implants are just too big to fit in a patient’s mouth. The mini implant is still about the same length as a regular implant, so it can reach into the jawbone. It is the width that is more narrow when compared to a normal size implant.

How reliable are mini dental implants?

Mini implants are very reliable and can last a dental patient upward of 25 years or more. It is necessary to properly take care of implants if they are to last this long, which is easy to do. All that is necessary to properly take care of mini implants is to treat them like one’s natural teeth, i.e., brush twice a day, floss after every meal, see a dentist on a regular basis, etc. As with natural teeth, it is also important to not bite down on hard items, as this can cause damage to the implants.

Think you may need mini implants?

If you are wondering whether mini dental implants is an option for you, call us right now for an appointment. One of our experienced and caring dentists will perform an initial review of your mouth in order to determine if implants are indeed the right choice for you. When you are missing one or more of your teeth, it is highly likely that you are experiencing oral problems. If you have recently lost one or more of your teeth and are not experiencing any oral problems yet, then understand that they will be coming unless you take proactive measures.


Ready to learn more about your missing teeth options? Call us now, we are here for you!

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