Find Out How Mini Implants Can Restore Your Smile
We do a lot of mini implants here, smaller diameter implants. I’ve done the traditional implants for 17 years. I do both here but the traditionals, it seemed like, not a lot of people have the sufficient amount of bone unless they want to do grafting. That’s where the smaller-diameter mini implants come in. It’s been a blessing for our practice. It’s brought the cost down so people can afford it, people that can’t eat, they’re missing a tooth, we can attach them. The difference between a mini and a traditional implant is it’s made out of same material, it’s just a smaller version of the traditional implants and it usually comes in one piece instead of two pieces. That’s the only difference and with them being smaller, it’s not as invasive, it’s not as time-consuming because you do two surgeries usually with the traditional and one surgery with the minis, smaller diameters. I had a gentleman, probably about four or five months ago, and he said he’s been fighting his teeth for 30 years. And for the first time, he’s able to bite into his sandwich and eat and it’s because of the implants, whether it’s traditional or mini. He was a mini implant case but … and he was truly a success, started crying when we delivered it. And implants is the only thing that I’ve ever had that people actually go out … I’ve taken out a lot of teeth. I’ve taken out and done a lot of root canals, but implants by themselves are the only time that people will start crying in the chair and go out and buy you a gift and bring it back in. Another lady, we delivered a crown on a mini implant and she went out and bought all the girls flowers because she was so happy to have that tooth back in.