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What's the Difference between Mini Dental Implants and Regular Dental Implants?

June 11, 2017
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Posted By: Dr. Igor Kaplansky
Dental Implants Lockport NY

Living with missing teeth affects your daily life, eating the foods you used to enjoy is difficult and you don't feel comfortable smiling in front of others. You've considered replacing your tooth with dental implants in Lockport, however, you've been told that you don't have enough bone structure to support a dental implant. You might be a candidate for a mini implant, and Dr. Kaplansky can help!

What is a Mini Implant?

Mini implants work the same as a regular dental implant, except they're much smaller. They're also comprised of titanium, which is biocompatible and integrates with your bone. They support a porcelain crown in the same way a regular implant does, and they still provide all the function you were used to such as smiling, eating, and chewing.

What are the Benefits of Mini Implants?

A mini implant is an ideal option when you're lacking healthy bone because it's smaller and doesn't require as much bone for placement. Mini implants also don't require as much time for healing as a regular implant does, so you'll be able to enjoy your new tooth in a matter of weeks instead of months. The surgical placement of mini implants is often a quicker process, which means less time spent in surgery, and Dr. Kaplansky can walk you through the entire process from start to finish here at our office.

Bone grafting is also an option that can help patients lacking bone structure enjoy the benefits of dental implants. During a separate surgical procedure, Dr. Kaplanksy will rebuild your bone so it can properly support a dental implant.

Dr. Kaplansky can help determine which type of implant will best meet your needs during an examination and with x-rays. Don't let a missing tooth compromise your lifestyle any longer! Give us a call today to schedule your consultation

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