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Mini Dental Implants
At North River Dental, we recommend mini dental implants for those patients who would either be a candidate for regular dental implants but don’t want to undergo the invasive surgery, or for patients who cannot get regular dental implants due to not enough bone mass in the jaw.
Mini implants are comprised of a socket with a rubber O-ring used for attaching the tooth to a titanium post with ball on the end. While they have a similar structure to regular dental implants they are significantly smaller measuring on average 2.5mm in diameter and 13mm long. Mini dental implants are also an option for securing for dentures, fixed crowns, and even bridges.
A key benefit in our mini dental implants is that they can be installed using local anesthesia within one appointment, allowing our patients to enjoy their new teeth immediately. During the procedure we will perform a minimally invasive surgical technique allowing us to place the implants into your jawbone. The tops of the implants will sit above the gum tissue and become the solid foundation for securing your dentures, fixed crowns, or bridges.
To care for your mini dental implants, you simply need to follow an oral hygiene routine consisting of flossing at least once per day and brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice per day. Your gums may be sensitive following the procedure and we recommend using an extra-soft bristled brush until the sensitivity subsides.
Please contact our office to schedule your consultation and see if mini dental implants would be the right option for you!