Mini dental implants have revolutionized the world of dentistry, offering a durable, cost-effective, and minimally invasive solution to replace multiple teeth. At Ferrari Dental we have a solution for every unique situation. No matter where your smile & oral health is now, Dr. Jon Ferrari and his team will fully restore your teeth to their optimal health, function & beauty. Learn about the plethora of dental implant options we provide to help our patients live happier, healthier, and more confident lives.
Single Tooth Dental Implant Options
Single tooth mini dental implants are the number one solution for replacing a missing tooth. The mini dental implants utilized by Dr. Ferrari have the same natural feel as teeth and will last a lifetime when properly cared for. They are made of titanium alloy, so they are incredibly strong and built to last. They are also much more affordable than traditional dental implants, and can be performed in a single visit in most cases, allowing you to walk in with a missing tooth, and walk out with a new lease on life!
Multiple Tooth Implant Bridges
Implant bridges are one of our most popular dental implant options. Opting for an implant-retained bridge supported by mini implants has numerous advantages. Dental bridges not only fill the gap left by missing teeth but also prevent adjacent teeth from drifting and misaligning your bite. When teeth are lost, neighboring teeth often shift, attempting to fill the void, which can disturb your natural bite.
With a dental bridge in place, you can:
- Preserve the integrity of your bite.
- Enjoy the feel and function of a full set of teeth, enhancing your chewing capability.
Most patients despise dentures because they slide around, can fall out, are often uncomfortable, and require sticky adhesive to stay in place. They also have an impact on how you talk and eat, not allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods or speak with confidence. With implant-supported dentures, you can say goodbye to all of these problems!
Implant-supported dentures, also known as “snap-on dentures” snap perfectly into place right where the implant is placed. It is possible to stabilize your existing denture, or a new denture with as little as four implants per arch. Implant-supported dentures will feel and look just like your natural teeth, and give you the stability and confidence to be yourself again. Contact us today to learn about our denture stabilization options.
Full-Arch Dental Implant Options: Fix-on-Six
Fix-on-Six is the latest innovation in implant dentistry pioneered by Dr. Todd Shatkin, who Dr. Ferrari has trained with extensively. With Fix-on-Six Mini Dental implants Dr. Ferrari places 6-12 mini dental implants per arch to ensure ultimate stabilization. Mini Implants are 5x less than traditional implants:
- Less Invasive
- Less Expensive
- Less Visits
- Less Pain
- Less Healing Time
Traditional vs. Mini Implants: What You Should Know
Most of the time, when a dentist or someone else mentions dental implants, they’re referring to classic or conventional implant designs. When large-diameter implants aren’t acceptable, smaller diameter mini implants provide various benefits and applications, while having the same success rates as conventional implants, with a much less invasive procedure required.
Here’s everything you need to know about choosing between the small and conventional dental implant options:
Is it true that bigger is better?
Traditional implants are bigger than mini implants; they’re around the same size as or slightly larger than natural tooth roots. A classic design is normally preferable as long as there is enough room and bone to put the implant into place.
Regrettably, this isn’t always the case. Long periods of tooth loss may cause bone to shrink and teeth to move, making it difficult to put a conventional implant.
That’s where mini dental implants come in. Mini implants are roughly a third the size of regular implants, and they are leaner and shorter in general. Mini implants are simpler to place in regions where spacing or bone loss is an issue because of their smaller size.
The Required Number of Appointments
When it comes to the number of treatment visits, mini implants have an advantage. Because mini implants are smaller and less invasive, they can usually be placed on the same day with just a local anesthetic.
Traditional implant therapy usually entails two or three treatments spread out over a few months or longer. Before the implant supports a fixed prosthesis, this extra period allows for bone integration and healing.
Every Smile Has a Solution
Traditional implants and mini implants both provide distinct options that meet the scenario at hand, depending on how many teeth you need to replace.
Traditional dentures, as well as bridges and crowns, may anchor a full arch prosthesis (such as a removable or permanent denture). They are a recommended option for complete treatment because of their stability.
Single tooth crowns or removable overdentures may also benefit from little dental implants. No matter what solution you seek, we can help cater a custom treatment plan to your specific needs and goals. We also offer financing options to help make getting the smile you deserve affordable on any budget.