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When Should You Get Mini Dental Implants?

When Should You Get Mini Dental Implants?Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square and Shine Dental Associates in Syosset have long recognized the benefits of getting mini implants based on their Long Island patients who have had the procedure performed in order to counteract tooth loss. Compared to traditional implants, these are a much less invasive alternative and are highly effective as they provide an anchor your dentures by integrating with the jaw bone. So whenever you are eating or speaking, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that there won’t be any slip-ups.

Unlike bridges and crowns that are only cemented in place or removable dentures, mini implants offer a permanent solution compared to these procedures by providing a stable base for restoring missing teeth. Additionally, they are cavity-resistant. The bottom line is that there are a number of restorative procedures to consider. However, none of them are as functionally durable and effective as mini implants.

Are You A Candidate For Mini Implants?

In order to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants, there are a few things to consider. To start with, you should visit one of our two Long Island offices and discuss your situation with one of our implant specialists. The procedure can be performed on anyone provided they have passed their adolescent years or the growth of their jaw bone is complete. There are certain medical conditions (cancer, diabetes, periodontal disease, etc.) that may require treatment prior to having the mini implant procedure performed.

In order to determine if the mini implant procedure is right for you, the specialists at Island Dental Associates or Shine Dental Associates in Syosset will evaluate your bone density and quantity while examining your gums and teeth. This may involve CT scans and X-rays as we have to determine the position where your mini implants will be placed and to ensure that you have the proper bone structure for them.

Our specialists will recommend the proper course of action based on your oral hygiene habits, oral tissue condition, and your personal habits. Just be aware that if you don’t have sufficient bone structure, bone and soft tissue grafting may be required in order to perform the procedure properly. Our goal is to lower the risk of implant failure while restoring your smile at the same time. If you have been considering getting mini implants, we would like to discuss your needs with you.