Do you have missing teeth but not enough bone structure to support a traditional dental implant?
Dr. Drew Shulman offers mini dental implants to patients in his Philadelphia, PA office. Mini dental implants are an option for patients who want to replace missing teeth but who cannot receive conventional dental restorations. Traditional dental implants may seem invasive or patients may not have the adequate amount of bone in their jaw to hold a dental implant.
Mini dental implants are structured similarly to regular dental implants, but they are slightly smaller. They consist of a titanium post with a ball on the end, and a socket with a rubber o-ring that attaches the dental crown to the post. Like traditional implants, mini implants are used to help support dentures, dental bridges, and other restorative options for missing or lost teeth.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Regular implants require several months or multiple appointments for treatment. However, mini implants can be inserted in just one visit to our Philadelphia office by using local anesthesia. Mini implants do not require sutures or grafting for sufficient bone to support the implant posts.
Mini dental implants offer:
- More economical option to traditional tooth implants
- Allow patients to speak and eat normally
- Look and feel like natural teeth
Contact our Northeast Philadelphia dental implant center at (215) 372-1142 if you believe you are a good candidate for mini dental implants. Our staff will be glad to help you find a solution that is right for you.
Mini Dental Implants Treatment
Dr. Shulman will review your dental implant options with you prior to treatment. He will take your oral health and budget into account, as well as the number of teeth that need to be replaced. After the mini dental implants are inserted, your gums will still be sensitive. Be sure to use an extra soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth. You can care for your mini implants as you would natural teeth. Brush and floss normally, and schedule an appointment in Dr. Shulman’s office for regular checkups.
What Causes Advanced Tooth Loss?
Multiple issues, and often a combination of them, can lead to advanced tooth loss. Poor oral hygiene can allow teeth to become infected and eventually lost. In addition, untreated periodontal disease can allow the advanced stage, periodontitis, to develop. Then, the connective tissues between our teeth and gums dissolve, leading to lost teeth and a loss of jawbone density that can further the rate of tooth loss. Regardless of the exact cause, not addressing the issue can lead to gaps in your smile, an older appearance, difficulty speaking clearly, and trouble eating a variety of foods.
When multiple teeth become lost, the health of your smile (as well as your appearance) can suffer. In order to enjoy a healthy smile, you need to receive a dental prosthetic. We have a number of options for replacing multiple missing teeth, helping you find a lifelike solution to advanced tooth loss.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Dr. Shulman’s dentist office for comfortable care in a friendly environment at (215) 372-1142. You can also contact Dr. Shulman and his dental team for a dental appointment on our website.