If you want to secure your loose-fitting partial or full denture or want to simply replace your missing teeth with a more affordable, minimally invasive solution, then mini dental implants may be right for you.
Using the latest technology in dental implantology, you can now have mini dental implants placed during a quick procedure in as little as one hour and leave our office with a beautifully restored smile the same day.
Mini Dental Implants vs. Traditional Implants
Mini dental implants are a great treatment option for anyone who may be lacking sufficient bone density. A regular-sized implant typically requires a certain amount of jawbone mass, which can prevent some patients from receiving treatment altogether. With mini implants, less space is needed to place each fixture because they’re nearly half the diameter, allowing more patients to receive this life-changing treatment.
The procedure for mini dental implants is extremely efficient and relatively pain-free, whereas the overall treatment process for traditional implants generally takes several months. Our team of dentists can usually place four to six mini implants along the upper or lower jawbone without making any incisions, all in just one easy visit.
Many patients will receive mini implants to permanently fix their removable dentures to their jaw so they can eliminate the inconvenience of having to take it out every night to clean.
See If Mini Dental Implants
Are Right for You
When you visit our Archdale office for your initial consultation, Dr. Macdonald and our team of experienced implant dentists will be able to determine if mini dental implants are the most suitable option for you. After examining your oral health and observing the condition of your jawbone through digital x-rays, we can begin creating your overall treatment plan.
If you have further questions about mini implants and our process, fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although most patients qualify for mini dental implants, the best candidates are people who:
- Lack sufficient bone density for traditional dental implants
- Have been wearing dentures for long periods of time
- Are missing one or more teeth
- Have good overall oral health
If you’re interested in restoring your smile with mini dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling (336) 434-3186. During your consultation, one of our trusted dentists at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry will examine your oral health, determine your eligibility, and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
A mini dental implant typically ranges from $500 to $1,500 per implant. Most insurance companies consider implant procedures to be cosmetic and typically don’t cover these types of services.
We recommend checking with your provider prior to your appointment for detailed information on your coverage. If there are any questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to call us at (336) 434-3186 and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to assist you. We proudly offer financing options so you don’t have to delay restoring your dental health any longer.
No, prior to the procedure, one of our esteemed dentists will apply a local anesthetic and you won’t feel any pain. Patients report feeling little to no discomfort following the procedure. Any pain can be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen.
In the event that you experience significant pain that can’t be managed with over-the-counter remedies, contact our office right away and we’ll determine the best way to manage your pain.
The mini dental implant procedure is minimally invasive and therefore the recovery period is much shorter than it is for traditional implants. You should be able to return to work the following day. Swelling should diminish after 48 hours and within five to seven days your gums should be close to- or fully healed.
In addition to following any aftercare guidelines recommended by our trusted dentists at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll want to stick to a soft cool diet, avoid smoking, refrain from using straws, and take medication as prescribed.
In addition to following your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice daily, you’ll also want to rinse four times per day with salt water. Be extra careful around the mini implants and be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush.