There are many different reasons that a patient may lose a tooth, but no matter how a tooth is lost—due to injury or infection—all missing teeth can be harmful to a patient’s oral health. In order to minimize the negative effects of tooth loss, it’s important that you seek treatment from a dentist as soon as possible after losing a tooth. Our Saint Louis dentist office offers treatment options for patients suffering from tooth loss, and we tailor these treatments to fit our patients’ individual needs.
What kind of tooth replacement treatments you use will depend on your health needs, the aesthetic you want to achieve, and your personal preferences. The more information you have about different options, the better you’ll be able to make a decision that works for you. So today I’m going to review a very useful tooth replacement option—mini dental implants.
If you’re living with tooth loss, you probably already know about dental implants—the replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. These individual replacement teeth are implanted in the jawbone—they help preserve healthy bone density, and they are exceptionally stable.
Mini dental implants are essentially the same thing—they are just smaller than traditional dental implants. The roots of mini dental implants are quite thin, so they can be placed in the jawbone with less invasive surgery.
Mini dental implants are used to:
· Replace small teeth in compact areas of the mouth
· Anchor existing dentures and bridges
· Help patients who have diminished jawbone density that cannot support full size dental implants
Mini dental implants are great for a wide variety of patients. Your dentist will help you determine whether they can help you, too! Don’t hesitate to give our Saint Louis dental implant dentist office a call to schedule your own dental implants consultation.