I’m Dr. Larry Duffield, a dental implant dentist in the Royal Oak area. In a recent post, I explained how traditional dental implants are used to dramatically improve the lives of my Royal Oak denture and cosmetic dentistry clients. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called ‘immediate implants’.
Though they are not as well known as traditional tooth implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Royal Oak area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed dentures. Royal Oak tooth restoration clients and denture wearers benefit greatly from these slip free dental implants that are anchored securely in the jaw bone.
In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size cosmetic dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also Royal Oak mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These Royal Oak overdenture patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.
The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can usually be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if necessary, is usually very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.
Many Royal Oak cosmetic dentistry clients are happy to learn that mini implants are a lower cost dental implants option. Don’t let the word ‘mini’ fool you; Your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants.
Call Duffield Dentistry at 248-721-8195 to schedule a consultation.