Dental implants can make all the difference. It can actually lead to a happy life as you enjoy better cuisine and attend more events where you feel confident. However, choosing between the different kinds of dental implants can be hard.
Apart from the many dental implant materials invented, restorative dentistry has also introduced different methods to speed up implantation. This includes mini implants, which are different from traditional implants.
At Ford Dental Group, Dr. Jonathan Ford is here to assist you with choosing the appropriate dental implant and provide you with an examination that allows you to choose a technique that applies best to your oral anatomy.
What Are Dental Implants And How Are They Different From Mini Implants?
Dental implants can replace entire teeth which have been damaged or have fallen out. They may require tooth removal if the damaged or crooked teeth block the implantation site. Moreover, you may also require bone grafting if your jaw isn’t strong enough to support the procedure.
A dental implant is created from various dental implant materials, resulting in a structure that looks much like your natural tooth. In multiple appointments over a few months, a titanium screw is added to your jawbone, an abutment is added on top, and the implant is fixed in the final stages.
The differences between conventional and mini implants include the following:
- Traditional implants include two different pieces while mini implants are just one piece.
- Mini implants are smaller (less than 3 mm) than traditional implants which are 3.25-5 mm per piece.
- Mini implants take less time to implant than traditional dental implants.
Keep in mind that mini dental implants can benefit patients who have lost jawbone density but can’t go through intense bone grafting. There is also less surgery involved. The implants can be added to the jawbone in one intensive session.
Are Traditional Dental Implants Better?
Before having your implant restoration, you might wonder whether traditional dental implants are better.
Mini dental implants can add more stress to the jawbone and are also a lot less durable than regular implants. Moreover, traditional dental implants can also give you a stronger bite force that allows you to break through tougher foods.
Traditional dental implants may be the way to go if you are looking for a more durable and long-term solution. However, mini dental implants are still better for people who want a short-term fix.
Get Your Dental Implants Today
It may be time to get dental implants if you are looking for a perfect smile and comfort while consuming your favorite foods. A perfect candidate would be one with damaged or missing teeth. Getting those implants in place is best before your jawbone loses more structure.
At Ford Dental Group, we ensure you get the most information before you sign up for the procedure. Call us at (714) 409-6161 and book your first appointment for a consultation that can help you decide.