Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the San Luis Obispo area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed denture. Denture wearers benefit significantly from these slip-free dental implants that are anchored securely in the jaw bone.
In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. Some mini-implant patients are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.
The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if necessary, is usually very short. Most patients can eat dinner that evening.
Don’t let the word “mini” fool you; your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants. Call Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS at 805-543-3016 to schedule a consultation.
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