You might have heard about mini dental implants — they’re smaller and less expensive than standard dental implants, but they still provide excellent results. The recovery period is also much faster with mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants are often used to anchor a patient’s existing dentures, providing a snug fit, greater comfort, and outstanding chewing power.
Because mini dental implants are smaller, they require less bone matter for successful placement. This makes them available to a lot more patients than standard dental implants.
Mini dental implants are often the best option for older patients who don’t have quite enough bone mass to support a regular dental implant. Placing standard dental implants requires a more invasive surgical procedure than mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants can be placed using a much smaller incision, so they’re significantly less disruptive to the patient’s gums and jawbone. With standard dental implants, the typical recovery time following implant surgery is 3 to 6 months. But with mini dental implants, the recovery time is usually about 30 days.
The advantages of mini dental implants include:
One of the greatest benefits with mini dental implants is the way Dr. Majors can use them to anchor your existing dentures, providing a much stronger hold. In addition to being a lot more comfortable, implant-retained dentures deliver superior performance.
Your chewing power will be greatly enhanced and your dentures will never shift out of position when you’re eating or speaking. Implant-retained dentures will also make it easier for you to speak clearly.
Because placing mini dental implants is less disruptive to your hard and soft tissue, it’s often possible to attach your dentures on the same day that we place your implants. That means you can get your new high-performing dentures right away.
We see patients from all over Bryan and College Station, TX, especially those seeking dental implants. We’ve noticed that many of them share similar questions.
That’s why we’ve made a list of some of the more common questions we’ve heard from our patients and we’ve answered them here for your convenience. We encourage you to explore our website or give us a call at (979)-341-9477 if you have any additional questions.
Dental implants are a much more cost-effective investment when you look at the longevity of the implant and the many benefits it brings you, such as improved oral health, a complete smile, and maintaining your bone mass. While we understand that dentistry can be expensive, we have seen that neglect is more expensive.
Yes, there’s a good chance you can still get dental implant treatment. In these cases, Dr. Majors will often recommend a bone graft, which is when new tissue is placed in your jaw to stimulate bone growth.
As the existing jawbone naturally fuses to the new bone, it becomes stronger over time. This creates a great foundation for the dental implant to be placed.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration that reverses the damage caused by missing teeth. Unlike dentures or dental bridges, implants stimulate healthy jawbone growth and prevent gum recession.
During your consultation with Dr. Majors, he’ll review your symptoms and condition to recommend the treatment that’s right for you.
Typically, the journey to a successfully placed dental implants can last anywhere from three to six months. After the initial placement of the implant fixture, some time is needed for it to heal and for osseointegration to take place. This is the process where your body develops a firm attachment to the titanium fixture.
Once you’re ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Majors can place the abutment and your attractive porcelain crown. Now you’ll be ready to show off your smile to all your friends.
With proper home care and maintenance, your dental implant can last a lifetime. Your implant will be permanently placed, shaped to look and feel like a natural tooth.
Proper home care and maintenance means treating your implant like one of your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily and attend your regular check-ups throughout the year.
Yes, but it’s not medically advisable to begin the implant process until they’re finished growing. Everyone matures at their own rate, so even if your son or daughter is older than 18, you’ll want to consult with Dr. Majors about the ideal time for them to get dental implants.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can wreak havoc on your smile if left untreated. Fortunately, we feature effective treatments for all stages of gum disease.
During your no-obligation consultation, Dr. Majors will assess the condition of your gums. In many cases, we can treat your gum disease to prepare your smile for the dental implant process.
At MajorSmiles.com in Bryan, TX our friendly team is ready to take any additional questions you may have about our dental care or dental implants. Contact us to also schedule a consultation with Dr. Majors to determine your options for dental implants.
We look forward to hearing from you, whether you are a resident of Bryan, College Station, TX or the surrounding areas and hope you’ll consider joining our family. We want to be your happy dental home!
Dr. Majors is an experienced implant dentist with extensive training from a number of professional implant organizations, including the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute.
Call 979-341-9477 today to arrange your free consultation with Dr. Majors and find out what our implants can do for you.