Mini-dental implants are, as their name suggests, a smaller version of regular dental implants. They have several advantages, and are one of our most popular restorative dentistry treatments at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA. Like their larger counterparts, mini implants are titanium posts inserted into the jaw, where they fuse with the bone to become a support for one or more artificial teeth.
Since they are smaller in diameter, mini-implants are good for smaller-boned people or for narrower areas of the jaw. Since they are smaller, they require less drilling during preparation, and are thus less invasive. The healing time is also faster.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in dentistry. Mini-implants, in turn, have been called one of the most important advances of the last quarter century.
To find out whether you a good candidate for mini-implants, please call us at Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Altos CA. We have placed them in patients from Daly City, Milpitas, and Saratoga, who also come to our office for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!