At Arch View Family Dental we offer both conventional and mini dental implants. All dental implants are assembled from titanium. Titanium is unprecedented because it’s a metal that is fully compatible with the body. There are very few metals that are biocompatible, implying they do not trigger an immune response in the human body.
Conventional dental implants are composed of two pieces with a diameter that is greater than 3mm. These dental implants have an external screw that is embedded into the jawbone. They also have an interior thread that allows multiple components (teeth, dentures) to be twisted down and fastened to the dental implant.
Mini dental implants are a reliable one-piece screw, smaller than 3 mm in width, with a functional ball-shaped end that sticks outside of the jaw bone. They are very helpful for providing support and comfort to dentures. The denture or fabricated teeth have a rubber O-ring that goes around the mini dental implant ball.
Because the mini dental implant is about half the diameter of the standard implant, it takes two mini dental implants to produce the support of one conventional dental implant. Mini dental implants are about half the price of a standard dental implant.
There are many circumstances that may justify the use of a mini dental implant: Individuals with inadequate health often have bone degeneration that makes the mini implant the exclusive option. If a short-term fix is needed, the mini dental implant can buy some patients time until a more stable solution is possible.
We want to ensure you feel completely confident about your decision, and we are here to answer any questions you have. If you have a removed tooth or an open space, dental implants are a comprehensive solution to your problem. Schedule an appointment today with Arch View Family Dental for a comprehensive consultation regarding conventional and mini dental implants We will take a glance at your mouth and discuss your health and what you want your teeth to look like. Collectively we will come up with the best resolution for your smile. Call us today at 618-656-2006!