The use of mini implants
one of the most hotly contested topics in dentistry today. Why the uproar?
While traditional implants have been commonly used in the U.S. since the 1950s,
mini implants are a new creation that have yet to be tried and tested. However,
the use of mini implants in Wallingford,
North Haven, Meriden, Hamden, and Durham, CT
have some obvious benefits.
Consider the following information when determining if you want to learn more
about mini implants from Dr. Randy
1. Same Material,
are aptly named. They are simply miniature versions of traditional
implants. Currently, mini implants are any implants less than 3 mm and are made
from the same surgical-grade titanium alloy as traditional versions. However,
mini implants do have some differences. Due to their small size, they are solid
on the inside. This is possible because the mini implant is one solid piece
that does not require the use of an abutment to affix a crown.
2. Decreased Costs
The smaller size and lack of an abutment piece results in a significant
decrease in costs associated with each implant. Less material simply translates
into savings. However, due to their small size, more implants may be required
in order to carry the load required to restore maximum function of the teeth.
3. Can Be Used In
Areas of Bone Loss
with bone loss who are ineligible to undergo traditional implant surgery may be
eligible for mini implants. These smaller implants can replace single or multiple missing teeth
with bone loss because of their smaller size. In areas where the bone density
is too low to accommodate a regular implant, two mini implants may be used
instead. This may actually be a more natural remedy to the problem, because
many larger teeth tend to have multiple roots.
Patients who desire a cost-effective tooth
replacement option can call Dr. Randy Greenberg
at (203) 303-7073
to schedule an appointment.
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