Get the strong, functional smile you deserve with mini dental implants in Florence. Our practice is a member of the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America®, which means our staff uses state-of-the-art equipment and has received extensive training on mini dental implant placement.Dr. John Hess on Mini Dental Implants Read Transcript
At Advanced Dental Center we are what is a Mini Dental Implant Center of America. Mini dental implants are not dissimilar than traditional implants, they're just a smaller sized implant and they allow more flexibility to place them in areas that were in the past not so easily treated with dental implants. For example, a small area of bone where in the past a traditional dental implant would not fit, I can very often use a mini dental implant to achieve the results that we couldn't get before. Mini dental implants can help restore the quality of life through better function of chewing, a beautiful smile, and can help you get the results you've been looking for.
Mini implants allow you to enjoy most of the same advantages as full-size dental implants, such as durability and preservation of your jaw structure. They also:
- Are less invasive than full-size implants. You can get a bone graft or other oral surgery procedure to prepare your jaw for a full-size dental implant if your jaw lacks bone density, but miniature implants don’t usually require any additional surgery.
- Heal more quickly. After getting full-size implants, you must usually wait a few months for the area to heal before we can attach replacement teeth. With minis, we can usually load them with a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures right away. You won’t have to come to our office as often for us to check on your progress, either.
- Don’t take as long to place as full-size implants. The placement procedure is shorter and less complicated. You’ll probably only need local anesthesia, although we can give you dental sedation if you want it.
- Are less expensive than full-size implants. In many cases, these smaller dental implants are about half as costly as their full-size counterparts.
To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with mini dental implants, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 . Second opinions are free. If you’re interested in paying in installments for your mini implants, ask us about our in-house, no-interest payment plans.
Mini Implants May Help You Avoid a Bone Graft
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option at our dental practice. But they won’t work for everyone. One of the requirements for implants is a strong jaw. It’s difficult for your dentist to place implants if your jaw lacks bone density or if age or health issues might slow healing after the dental implant procedure.
That doesn’t mean dental implants are an impossibility, though. Ask us if mini implants are a good option for you. They are smaller, so they can be placed in areas where larger implants simply aren’t possible.
We’ll evaluate you using advanced technology like 3D imaging and determine if dental implants – either full-size implants or mini dental implants in Florence – will work well for you. Call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 to schedule a consultation.