For patients who are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of their teeth, dental implants are a great option for filling in any gaps and restoring your smile. At East Indianapolis Dental Associates, we are pleased to offer both traditional and mini dental implants in Indianapolis, Indiana. When you visit our practice, Dr. James McAllister can help you know if mini dental implants are right for you. We want to ensure that your treatment is the best option for your oral health. For more information, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we welcome you to contact us today.
Dental implants are used to permanently replace missing teeth and provide a stable, durable dental restoration that can replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or all of the teeth. A dental implant consists of an implant post, which is a titanium screw, and a tooth restoration, such as a dental crown or bridge. The titanium screw is carefully placed into the jawbone to replace the dental roots and provide a more stable restoration.
In order to receive dental implants, it is necessary that a patient’s jaw bone be dense and strong enough to support the implant post. However, if the implant site is smaller than normal, or if the bone is not sufficiently strong, our dentist may recommend mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants in that they are a titanium screw; however, mini dental implants are smaller in size and rubber O-ring that helps attach the tooth restoration to the post. In many cases, mini dental implants may be used to replace smaller teeth, such as incisors. By using mini dental implants, our dentist can still ensure a stable, long-lasting restoration while also accommodating the smaller amount of space.
Replacing a missing tooth is important to maintaining good oral health. By using mini dental implants to restore your missing teeth, you can maintain the function, support, and appearance of your natural teeth for a lifetime. For more information about mini dental implants, we welcome you to call or visit our practice today. We look forward to helping your smile maintain its health and beauty.