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Are You a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?


Posted on 6/3/2024 by Summit Dental Group
woman with mini dental implants smilingMini dental implants (MDIs) are revolutionary for people looking for a more stable but less invasive way of replacing a lost tooth. Traditional implants are more extensive than MDIs and may not always work for some patients. Therefore, MDIs offer an excellent and workable solution to a patient that may not be suitable for traditional implants for various reasons. But how do you know if you are a perfect candidate for mini dental implants?

Adequate Bone Structure


In the case of mini-implants, less bone volume is needed to secure the implant, as the implant size is smaller than traditional ones. However, there is still a minimum amount of bone volume required to make the procedure successful and to support the implant.

Healthy Gums


Any candidate who seeks the successful placement of mini dental implants should have healthy gums. Cases presenting periodontal disease or any other gum issue may require treatment beforehand for mini implant placement.

Non-Smokers


Healing after implant surgery can be very much compromised by smoking since this increases complications. It is, therefore, highly advisable to stop at least a couple of weeks ahead so that the smoker may become a better candidate for the procedure.

Not Suitable for Traditional Implants


If traditional implants were not the answer for you because of low bone density or any other factor, then MDIs could be the perfect solution. They are a quicker resolution that often requires less recovery time.

Quick Fix


The mini-implant procedure can often be completed in a single visit. This could be a very appealing benefit for people who want to avoid the longer healing times that are usually necessary for traditional implants.

If you find yourself in these shoes, you may be the perfect candidate for mini dental implants. Of course, the best way to be sure of that is by discussing it with a dental pro who will give you advice suited to your oral condition. Ready to take the next step toward a more whole and confident smile? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn how mini dental implants can restore your teeth and your ability to eat and speak well.

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