Restore Your Smile Today
When patients with substantial oral health come in looking for a natural-looking tooth replacement solution that functions just like their natural teeth, we generally recommend dental implants.
This restorative treatment allows our patients to live their life with no limitations. Each new smile shines flawlessly with implants that allow them to eat and speak with ease again, while also improving their long-term oral health.
Mini Implants vs. Traditional Implants
Mini dental implants closely resemble traditional implants, however, they’re just as they sound–a smaller form of them. These implants contain a smaller titanium post with a ball on the end and a socket with a rubber O-ring that attaches the tooth to the post.
Each post is nearly half the diameter of a traditional implant’s titanium screw. This means a mini dental implant is a great option for patients who don’t have enough bone density to support a traditional one.
Typically, mini implants are used to support dentures, bridges, and crowns, as well as for securing loose and lower arch dentures. Dr. Houenou will place anywhere from four to six implants along your gum line and they’ll provide the base for your new restoration.
Benefits of Mini Implants
Mini dental implants offer more patients access to a durable, natural-looking restorative treatment than ever before. Due to their petite size, the procedure is less invasive and more comfortable than with traditional implants. Additional benefits of mini implants include:
- Placed in a narrow space that traditional implants can’t fit in
- Generally no need for a supplemental procedure
- Can be completed in one visit
- More affordable than traditional dental implants
- A shorter, more comfortable recovery period
- Helps maintain your appearance by protecting your jaw and oral health
Caring for Your Mini Implants
After you’ve completed your mini dental implant appointment with Dr. Houenou, you’ll be able to flash your new smile right away. In order to maintain good oral health and ensure your new implants last up to a lifetime, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene.
Some tips to consider when caring for your new restorations include:
- Floss once a day
- Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Schedule your regular dental check-ups
Find the Right Dental Implants with Dr. Houenou
No matter which restorative treatment you’re searching for, Dr. Houenou can help you make the best choice for your smile and health. Dental implants are a favorable option for many of our patients who are looking to replace their missing teeth with a durable, comfortable solution. After you schedule your initial consultation in Lawrenceville, GA, we can provide you with a new tooth replacement option that will ensure a beautiful, fully-functioning smile.