Mini Dental Implants 101

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Mini dental implants are just like regular dental implants—only smaller. These implants are typically used to support dental restorations that replace missing teeth, like dentures, dental bridges, and even fixed crowns. They can also be used to stabilize loose and lower arch dentures.

Mini dental implants can help people who don’t have a strong supporting bone to support a regular implant. Your dentist will be able to use the remaining healthy bone structure to support a mini implant and replace your missing teeth and enhance your smile. Fortunately, our periodontists, Dr. Peter S. Warshawsky and Dr. Eric G. Driver, can install these restorations within one visit at Periodontics of the Desert with the use of anesthesia and without the use of sutures.

Caring for mini dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth. All you need to do is brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily. You also need to attend your routine dental cleaning and exam appointments every six months. These tasks are vital if you want a strong and successful mini dental implant.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about mini dental implants in Palm Desert, California, please reach out to our periodontal team by calling 760-674-4410. We will be more than happy to help you!