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.
Mini Dental Implants: Benefits
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.
- Offer a more economical option
- Allow patients to speak and eat normally
- Look and feel natural
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.
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.