Dental Implants Vs. Mini Implants
You can suffer tooth loss for some different reasons. Some of the most common causes include gum disease, facial trauma, and severe tooth decay. Regardless of how you lose your teeth your entire life is affected. Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your missing teeth, your smile, and your quality of life. Today, you have many options. Dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular solutions. Shenandoah Family Dentistry offers many different types of dental implants, including mini implants. However, what is the difference?
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a treatment used to replace missing teeth. Implants are a modern alternative to dentures and bridges. This treatment uses small titanium posts that are placed into your jawbone to provide support for replacement teeth. As you heal from the procedure, your bone gradually fuses to the posts in a natural process called osseointegration. The posts become replacement tooth roots that can hold your new teeth firmly in place.
What are Mini Implants?
Mini implants are a type of dental implant. However, they are much smaller than traditional implants. They are also made from titanium, or titanium alloy, but are approximately the thickness of a toothpick. A mini implant post has a small ball on the end of it, and your replacement tooth, or teeth, snap into place over it, secured into place with an elastic O-ring. Just like with other dental implants, these implants also require surgery for placement.
The Differences Between Implants and Mini Implants
While mini implants are a type of dental implant, there are several significant differences between the two. These differences include
There are many types of dental implants, providing a solution to meet just about every type of tooth replacement need. Call Shenandoah Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation today at (540) 667-8731.51-4455.