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Mini Dental Implants
Winston-Salem, NC


Image of a mini dental implant at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry in Winston-Salem, NC. Do you want dental implants to replace your missing teeth but lack enough jawbone to support traditional dental implants? Or are you incapable of having surgery? Your best option may be mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are equally as successful as traditional implants, but since they are a bit small, they have a few extra advantages, such as a simpler procedure.

The structure of mini dental implants is the same as that of conventional implants, but they are smaller. They differ from traditional implants in that they are made of a single, less than 3mm-diameter screw with a ball-shaped end that projects from the jawbone. Visit to get more information about mini dental implants.

Mini Dental Implants Procedure


Compared to traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are implanted using a less invasive method. It, therefore, needs less time and requires only one visit. Unlike traditional implants inserted under the gums, these toothpick-sized implants are implanted over the gum line. Dental x-rays are the first stage in the procedure for receiving a small dental implant. The dentist can place the implants exactly where they need to be using these x-rays.

After the x-rays, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and jaw. We will then make a little hole in your jaw and insert the little metal dental impact post into the opening. The dentist will then firmly fasten the implant post and affix the new tooth to the post. The team will ensure the replacement tooth is securely positioned and held in place. Most mini dental implants don't require drilling holes because the screw threads cling to your bone. Mini implants don't even need stitches or sutures.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants


Mini dental implants have numerous advantages. First, they entail less invasive surgery. A local anesthetic can be used to insert mini dental implants. The process is potentially less painful and significantly less intrusive than conventional dental implants. Also, mini dental implants need less jawbone density. Traditional dental implants require a specific amount of jawbone mass to support their size. Due to mini dental implants being smaller, less jawbone mass is needed. Therefore, they are a suitable choice for those who have lost jawbone density due to dental decay, trauma, or bone loss caused by diseases like osteoporosis.

Mini dental implants can help you avoid bone grafts. Jawbone grafting is frequently required in patients who lack sufficient jawbone mass to support conventional dental implants in order to install them. The entire recovery from bone grafting can take up to a year. You can avoid bone transplant procedures using mini dental implants. Traditional dental implants need several appointments. This is due to the fact that typical dental implant screws cannot be used to attach replacement teeth until the jaw and gums have healed. On mini dental implants, however, replacement teeth are frequently affixed on the same day as the implant process.

Mini dental implants are less painful and prevent facial collapse. In addition, they are less expensive compared to traditional dental implants. For more information about mini dental implants, visit . Call us today at (336) 283-2593 for more inquiries.

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