Learn More About Mini Implants
When dealing with severe damage to a tooth or tooth loss, it can be difficult to settle on an option to replace it. When patients ask us about tooth replacement options, they typically only ask about traditional dental implants and dentures. Patients love the idea of implants, but they aren’t fond of the lengthy treatment time or the overall cost. They don’t usually consider dentures because they are not always a good long-term solution. We offer another tooth replacement option that you may want to look into — mini implants.
What are Mini Implants?
As the name suggests, mini implants are smaller versions of dental implants. Mini implants are placed in the jawbone without the invasive surgical procedure that traditional implants require, and they fit into smaller spaces, so they are a great option to replace incisors or premolars. They can also be used to stabilize loose dentures.
Benefits of Mini Implants
One of the most significant advantages of mini implants is the shorter treatment and recovery time. Traditional dental implants require numerous appointments for invasive treatment as well as months of recovery time. Patients can see quite a few months pass from the start of treatment until completion. Some patients can have their mini implants and the crown placed and completed in the same day. While the implant and crown can be done in one visit after proper care and careful preparation and planning, for most people two visits will get the highest quality result. Dr. Woodall will help find the best approach to suit your needs. Most patients have their mini implants placed and completed in the same day, but in some cases, an additional visit may be required. Healing time for mini implants is typically only a few days. Patients are able to resume their daily activities almost immediately.
Patients also love the comfort of mini implants because the finished product looks and feels like natural teeth. Patients love that they can brush and floss their mini implants just like their natural teeth. One of the biggest concerns patients have about traditional dental implants is the overall cost. Mini implants are a much more affordable option.
Dr. Woodall would be happy to do a complimentary examination to see if you are a good candidate for mini implants or regular implants. His goal is always to be among the very best at improving people’s lives and to make the world a better place by always listening and never trying to talk you into unnecessary treatments. If you are ready to schedule a comprehensive examination and treatment plan, please call to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We are looking forward to restoring your smile at our office located in Knoxville, TN!