Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are growing in popularity to improve smiles. Our team at Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in the Los Angeles area knows all about how these little wonders work.
Implant dentistry is one of the latest advancements in tooth replacement. Like their larger counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed denture. Denture wearers benefit considerably from these slip-free dental implants that are inserted securely in the jaw bone.
Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants, but our team can tell you more after a screening and an evaluation. In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also mini implant patients who, due to health issues, are not able to endure dental implant surgery. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.
The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit; it usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if needed, is frequently very short. Most patients are even able to eat dinner by that same evening.
Don’t let the word “mini” fool you; your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants. Call the office of Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in the Los Angeles area to schedule a consultation.