I’m Eunice Kim, a dental implant dentist in the Mt. Vernon area. For the last several years, traditional dental implants have been used to dramatically improve the lives of my Mt. Vernon denture and cosmetic dentistry clients. Today’s topic is the mini dental implant, sometimes called an ‘immediate implant’.
Though they are not as well known as traditional tooth implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Mt Vernon WA 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. Tooth restoration clients and denture wearers benefit greatly 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. There are also mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These Mount Vernon overdenture patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.
The placement of a toothpick-size mini dental implant can usually be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if necessary, is usually very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.
Many Mount Vernon aesthetic dentistry clients are happy to learn that mini implants are a lower cost dental implants option. Don’t let the word ‘mini’ fool you; Your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants.
Call Gentle Dentistry at 360-424-1990 to schedule a consultation.