Finding Your Perfect
With modern dentistry, there are many tooth replacement solutions available. We know how overwhelming it can be to live with missing teeth and hopefully find the perfect replacement option. That’s why our Triad dental team is here to help you every step of the way and inform you of every restorative solution we offer.
From traditional dentures to revolutionary dental implants, our dentists will complete your smile and restore your oral health.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are a smaller, more convenient alternative to traditional implants. They’re less invasive and can fit into smaller spaces, eliminating the need for supplemental procedures. Mini implants are just half the size in diameter of a regular implant, allowing for more patients to receive treatment and restore their beautiful smiles.
The Difference Between Traditional and Mini Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants require a substantial amount of bone density for the titanium fixture to bond with the jawbone. If this happens, the patient must undergo a supplemental procedure, such as a bone graft, before receiving dental implants.
Mini dental implants don’t require as much space as they’re only half the diameter of a regular implant. They’re a great alternative for patients who don’t have enough viable bone left to support traditional dental implants.
Typically, our Triad dentists can place four to six mini dental implants along either arch. The entire procedure can be completed in just one visit to our Archdale, NC office, making mini implants a great option for those eager to restore their smile as soon as possible.
The recovery period following your mini dental implant procedure is relatively short and easy. You should be able to resume your normal routine within one to two days after surgery. It’s normal to experience some soreness and discomfort. We recommend managing any pain with over-the-counter medications and cold compresses.
While recovering, try to avoid hard and sticky foods. This helps reduce the risk of your implant loosening or being pulled out. We recommend sticking to soft food and liquid diet for the first few days after your procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
While many patients may qualify for mini dental implants, ideal candidates are:
- Missing one or more teeth
- Lacking sufficient bone density for traditional implants
- Looking for an alternative to their dentures
- In good overall health
If you think mini implants are the right choice for your smile goals, please reach out to our Triad dentists by calling us at (336) 434-3186 to schedule your consultation.
While usually a more cost-effective option over traditional implants, the cost of mini implants will vary from patient to patient. Certain factors including how many mini implants you need, the condition of your oral health, and whether or not you have insurance will affect the total cost of your treatment.
At your initial consultation, we’ll go over the treatment process and the total cost. Our dental office offers financing options to help every patient get the care they need. If you have any questions about cost, please call our Archdale practice at (336) 434-3186.
No, the mini dental implant procedure isn’t painful. Our Triad dentist will apply a local anesthetic, ensuring a comfortable and painless procedure. Most patients report feeling little to no discomfort following the surgery. Any pain you may experience can be managed with over-the-counter medications and cold compresses.
If you experience significant pain that won’t subside, contact our office immediately, and we’ll determine the best way to handle the situation.
Mini dental implants don’t typically last as long as traditional implants. When properly taken care of, your implants can last as long as 10 years or more. As long as you maintain a great oral hygiene routine and regularly visit our Archdale office for cleanings and checkups, your new smile will last for years to come.
Complete Your Smile at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry
Ready to proudly show off your smile again? Our team at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you find the perfect restorative solution for your oral health needs. To learn more about mini dental implants and to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186. You can also fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you shortly.
Our Triad team proudly serves the surrounding communities of Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and more!