Saint Louis Mini Dental Implant Dentist Explains How Mini Dental Implants Are Utilized in Dentistry

Written by Dr. Grayem on Feb 11, 2014

If you have ever experienced premature tooth loss, you know how important it is to get high-quality restorative dental care in a timely manner. The sooner that you rehabilitate your smile, the faster you will be able to smile confidently, and eat and speak naturally. One restorative option for people suffering from tooth loss is the mini dental implant. Today our Saint Louis mini dental implant dentist is walking you through the different uses for mini dental implants. Keep reading to learn more!

Mini dental implants, like standard dental implants, are used to replace a patient’s tooth or teeth after tooth loss. Full-sized dental implants and mini dental implants are both anchored into the patient’s jawbone with titanium roots—the mini dental implant root is simply much thinner and less invasive for the jawbone than the standard dental implant root.

Because of the mini dental implant’s thin root, the mini dental implant can easily be placed in small areas along the gum line where a standard dental implant simply would not fit. Your dentist will help you decide whether a full-size or mini dental implant will be right for your specific situation.

If you wear dentures now, or you would prefer to wear dentures, you can still benefit from mini dental implant treatment. Mini dental implants have the unique ability to ground traditional dentures. Our dentist can place a few mini dental implant roots with specially crafted restorations on top. These restorations will be designed to fit into your dentures and hold them in place.

When you come in and meet with our Saint Louis mini dental implant dentist, he will be able to give you a better idea of what treatments may be right to restore your smile, in particular. We look forward to helping you reclaim a healthy, beautiful smile!