Mini dental implants are great options for replacing missing teeth.
You may have missing teeth, or teeth that need to be replaced. However, you may not be comfortable wearing dentures, and you may not be a candidate for regular dental implants. If this is the case for you, you may want to talk with our dentist, Dr. Lien Ngo about mini dental implants. They are just what their name implies, a smaller version of a regular dental implant. Mini implants do not require the invasive surgery needed for regular implants and they are less expensive. Some patients find that they are more comfortable and feel and look more natural.
Frequently, mini implants can be used to hold dentures which can snap on to the implants. Because of their size, it may be possible to place the implants and dentures in the same day decreasing the number of office visits and the amount of time you have to spend in the chair. Mini implants firmly hold your dentures in place, and you will not have to worry about them slipping or “floating” when you eat or speak. They offer the stability of traditional implants, without the same surgery or the cost. In most cases, mini dental implants are used to replace the lower teeth, but you can learn about your option during your consultation.
Mini dental implants are just one of the tooth replacement methods we provide at our office in Placerville, California. If you would like to find out if they are right for you, call 530-622-1987 today for an appointment. We are looking forward to helping you improve your smile.