Which Treatment Is Best For You?
Treating tooth loss is a specialty for Dr. MacDonald. When he cares for our Triad patients, he will offer optimal solutions for each unique patient to ensure everyone receives quality, personalized dental care.
When looking into dental implant treatment, it’s important to explore and understand all of your options so you know which is best for your dental needs. Mini dental implants have become a significant advancement in implant dentistry and are continuing to rise in popularity as an effective tooth replacement option.
With effective restorative treatments from Dr. MacDonald, you won’t have to live with gaps in your smile any longer. Imagine eating your favorite foods without any difficulties or being excited to smile again. With our mini dental implants, you’ll enjoy the same-day freedom they provide to you, your smile, and your health.
Is the mini dental implant procedure painful?
No, our mini dental implant procedure isn’t painful. Prior to your procedure, we’ll apply a local anesthetic, ensuring you won’t feel any pain. Patients report feeling little to no discomfort following the procedure. Any pain felt can be managed with over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen or a cold compress.
In the unlikely event you experience severe pain or discomfort that can’t be managed with over-the-counter remedies, contact our office right away and we’ll determine the best way to manage your pain.
The Difference of Mini Dental Implants
With regular dental implants, substantial bone density is required for the titanium to successfully integrate with your jawbone. When too much bone resorption has occurred, surgeries such as bone grafting are needed in order to support the implants.
Mini dental implants don’t require as much space being that they’re half the diameter of a regular implant. They’re a great alternative for people who have don’t have enough adequate bone left to support a traditional dental implant.
Typically, Dr. MacDonald can place four to six mini implants along the upper or lower jawbone. The procedure can be done in one visit, making it a great option for those who are eager to restore their smile right away.
Who is a candidate for mini dental implants?
Although most patients qualify for mini dental implants, the ideal candidates are people who:
- Lack sufficient bone density for traditional dental implants
- Are missing one or more teeth
- Have been wearing dentures for long periods of time
- Have good overall oral health
If you’re interested in mini dental implants as a way of restoring your smile, schedule a consultation at our Archdale office by calling (336)-803-7570. During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald will perform an oral health examination, determine your eligibility, and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
With the combination of our advanced technology, expert knowledge, and unique skills, Dr. MacDonald is capable of placing your mini implants in as little as an hour. He won’t have to make any incisions in your gums and no stitching is necessary. You’ll be able to walk away with a completely renewed smile in just one appointment.
Some other advantages our patients experience with mini dental implants include:
- A convenient, comfortable one-day surgery
- Typically there’s no need for bone or tissue grafts
- A less invasive procedure and a shorter recovery period
- Little to no error or complications during surgery
- More cost-effective than traditional implants
How much do mini dental implants cost?
The cost of mini dental implant treatment varies from patient to patient. This is due to the different factors of every patient’s unique situation. Some of these factors include how many implants you’re receiving and details of your insurance. Insurance may cover a portion of your expenses, but we recommend checking with your provider for a more detailed explanation of your coverage.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call our office at (336)-803-7570 and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to assist you. We proudly offer financing options so you don’t have to put your dental care off any longer.
Choosing Implant Care at Triad Dentistry
Explore our dental implant options today to discover a life-changing solution for your missing teeth. Once you schedule your initial consultation with Dr. MacDonald, he will perform a dental exam to ensure that you’re in good oral health, and then we’ll discuss which treatment is best for you. It’s time to move on from your impaired smile and rejuvenate it with our mini dental implants.