Maintaining a beautiful smile is a lifelong commitment. From regular cleanings to the occasional urgent treatment, we, as a nation, go to the dentist roughly 500 million times a year (CDC). A good portion of those visits are to replace missing teeth. Tooth loss can have dire effects on nutrition, appearance, and self-esteem. It can also threaten the health of the surrounding teeth. Many of the disadvantages of tooth loss cannot be erased with dentures. That is why Dr. Paul Fotek, an experienced periodontist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, recommends mini dental implants as an option to stabilize your denture, the benefits of which include:
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The recommended solution for tooth replacement is dental implants, but you have more than one choice in implants. In fact, our periodontist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL offers Pro-Arch implants, implant supported dentures, traditional dental implants, and mini dental implants. Each of these options will be explained to you in great detail during your consultation so that you can achieve your best smile. But what are the differences in traditional implants vs. mini dental implants?
Size: Mini dental implants are smaller – up to one or two millimeters smaller, in most cases.
Procedure: While the procedures are similar, mini dental implants are less invasive and patients tend to heal faster after surgery.
Immediacy: Mini dental implants can be used the same day they are placed, so you do not have to wait any period of time without teeth.
Cost: Mini dental implants require less material and less surgical time, and are therefore less expensive than their traditional counterparts.
For exceptional service and quality care, call our office in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Fotek and our team of skilled professionals are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with gentle periodontal treatment, implant dentistry, and preventative care.