Achieve Outstanding Support for Your Dentures with Mini Dental Implants
At Astoria Dental Group, we are committed to providing our patients with strong, healthy smiles that they can feel confident sharing. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jaw bone to replace lost tooth roots and provide a secure foundation for restorations. We offer several types of implants, including mini dental implants, at our Queens practice. These implants usually do not require a preparatory bone graft, and can be restored immediately following placement. You can find out if mini implants are right for you during an examination and evaluation with our highly trained implant dentist, Dr. Clifford Degel. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Similar to traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone to replace lost tooth roots. Osseointegration is a process in which the implant becomes fused with the surrounding bone tissue, providing an extremely durable and stable support system for crowns and dentures. This process can take three to six months. However, because they have a smaller diameter than traditional implants, mini implants can support restorations before osseointegration is complete.
Applications and Benefits
Mini dental implants offer several unique benefits, including:
- Convenience: Mini implants can often support dentures the same day they are placed. Patients can leave our office with fully restored function and a natural-looking smile in as little as one appointment.
- Compatibility with jaws that have experienced some atrophy: Patients who have waited to replace missing teeth usually require a bone graft before they can receive traditional dental implants. Thanks to their smaller diameter, mini implants require less bone mass for support, and may not require a bone graft.
- Minimized risk of complications: The minimally invasive technique used to place mini implants naturally reduces risks as well as recovery time.
Additionally, mini implants offer many of the same benefits that have earned traditional dental implants recognition as a superior restorative solution. Mini implant-supported dentures will not slip out of place, and do not require messy adhesives. With proper care, mini dental implants can provide a lifetime of support for your dental prosthetic. Most importantly, mini implants and traditional implants alike preserve the health of the jaw bone and can halt further atrophy.
Choosing an Implant Specialist
The best way to ensure your satisfaction and the success of your procedure is to choose an experienced implant dentist. Dr. Degel has undergone specialized training in the surgical placement of implants, and is an esteemed member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Society of Osseointegration, and American College of Oral Implantology. He also uses advanced technology and the highest quality restorations, like the Prettau® Implant Bridge, to restore our patients' oral health.
Contact Our Practice
Missing teeth can significantly impact your quality of life, but you have treatment options that can easily restore your bite and your confidence. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your candidacy for mini dental implants.