Mini-dental implants are, as their name suggests, a smaller version of regular dental implants. They have several advantages, and are available at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria.
Like their larger counterparts, mini implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw, where they fuse with the bone to become a support for one or more artificial teeth.
Since they are smaller in diameter, mini-implants are good for smaller-boned people or for placing in narrower areas of the jaw. Since they are smaller they require less drilling in the preparation, and are thus less invasive. The healing time is also faster.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in dentistry. Mini-implants, in turn, have been called one of the most imporantant advances of the last quarter century.
To find out whether you a good candidate for mini-implants, please call us at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria. We have placed them in patients from Mt. Vernon and Alexandria, who also come to our office for restorative dentistry and sedation. Schedule an appointment with us today!