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Amherst Dentist | Amherst dental care | VA | Mini Implants

AMHERST FAMILY DENTAL CARE
Dr. John C. Dean 

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434-946-7507

Comprehensive and Laser Dentistry

Mini Implants

 

Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.

A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. An entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line. A single tooth mini implant can also be placed with a crown restoration.

The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.

Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.

 
 
 
Amherst Dentist. Dr. John Dean provides Laser dentistry, Family dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Extractions, Dental Implant Restorations, Dentures, Denture Repairs, etc. to the following locations: Amherst, Lynchburg, Madison Heights, and surrounding areas.