Mini dental implants: Everything you want to know and more
Think about mini dental implants as an alternative to dental implants.
By Alpana Patel-Camilli
A smile that you are comfortable with can speak a thousand words. An innovative new procedure that is similar to dental implants, but at fraction of the cost, is available for those looking for a new smile. They are called mini dental implants (MDI).
What are MDIs?
MDIs are used to semi-permanently secure dentures in place, and can also fill in an empty space where a smaller tooth is missing by using an artificial tooth.
How does this work?
Your local??Atlanta dentist will schedule a consultation to take x-rays and measurements of your dentures or the tooth that needs replacing. During your next appointment, the dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and gently place the screw into your jaw bone. The entire process, including post denture placement, should take about two hours. That's very quick compared to how long regular dental implants take.
How are mini dental implants different?
You're an ideal candidate for mini dental implants if:
As with most elective or cosmetic dental procedures, MDI may not be covered by your insurance company. Be sure to ask your dentist about a payment plan option.
Mini dental implants are a new procedure, but your local??Atlanta dentist will be more than happy to discuss the procedure and your options. Your smile is worth it!
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