What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are permanently inserted into your jaw. The dental implant post is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted in place of your missing tooth root. After the implant is inserted into the jaw, it is given time to heal and fuse to the bone. After the healing period, a dental restoration is attached to the implant post. The dental restoration may be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture, depending on your specific needs.
What are mini dental implants?
Mini dental implants can offer many benefits over traditional implants. Mini dental implants are easier to insert, and the surgical time and recovery time are shorter. Mini dental implants are similar to traditional implants, except for mini implants are smaller and made of a single piece of solid titanium as opposed to the two-piece hollow design of traditional implants. Mini implants are often a good choice if there is bone loss, as mini implants can be inserted into areas where traditional implants would not fit.
Are implants a good option for me?
Dental implants in Merrillville, Indiana, can help to restore your confidence and give you a beautiful and functional smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Derek M. Stephens, our caring dentist, might suggest that you consider dental implants. If you would like more information about dental implants, please call or visit us at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center today.