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Are you planning to get dental implants to replace missing teeth? Thanks to advances in dental technology, there is now a convenient alternative option known as mini implants.
They are the ideal solution if you want a less invasive procedure than regular dental implants. Moreover, mini implants eliminate the need for a bone graft if you do not have sufficient jawbone density.
At Saddler Family Dentistry in Berkeley, California, Dr. Saddler offers patients this convenient alternative to traditional dental implants to help them regain their oral function and smile aesthetic.
Mini dental implants (MDIs) are considerably smaller than regular implants. The diameter of mini implants is around 2.5 mm. Their structure is made up of one solid piece that is directly screwed into the jawbone.
Mini implants do not need an abutment as the titanium rod has a ball on one end and a socket with a rubber O-ring that secures the tooth.
Mini dental implants have several benefits, including:
Mini dental implants can last a long time with proper care and regular dental checkups.
The effectiveness of mini implants varies from individual to individual. Lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol or tobacco use can adversely impact the success of mini dental implants and decrease their longevity.
The lifespan of mini implants can also be affected by your unique bite pattern. However, Dr. Saddler can resolve this issue before beginning the implant procedure. Additionally, if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, it is imperative to control excess sugar levels. Otherwise, they can affect the bone healing process after implant placement and weaken the restoration.
To find out more about the benefits of mini dental implants, get in touch with our Dentist in Berkeley, CA. You can find us at 1504 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, or call us at (510) 653-6424.
1504 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
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Phone: (510) 653-6424