Finding Your Perfect Restorative Treatment
Looking for a way to replace missing teeth can become overwhelming. While there are a variety of restorative treatments in modern dentistry, Dr. MacDonald specializes in treating tooth loss and helping patients find the perfect solution for their unique dental needs. As one of the highest-rated restorative options, dental implants can provide patients with a fully functional, natural-looking smile.
We don’t anyone to feel inferior due to missing teeth. We’ve got the services you need to complete your smile and boost your self-confidence.
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer mini dental implants, a smaller, more convenient alternative to traditional dental implants. Read more below to learn all about mini implants and see if you qualify for this restorative treatment.
The Mini Dental Implant Difference
Regular dental implants require substantial bone density for the titanium fixture to successfully integrate with the jawbone. When too much bone resorption has occurred, supplemental surgeries, such as bone grafting, are needed to support implants.
Mini dental implants don’t require as much space being that they’re half the diameter of a regular dental implant. They’re a great alternative for patients who don’t have enough adequate bone left to support traditional implants.
Typically, Dr. MacDonald can place four to six mini implants along the upper or lower jawbone. The procedure can be done in one visit at our Archdale dental office, making it a great option for those who are eager to restore their smile right away.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants provide patients with multiple benefits, including:
- Faster recovery time
- Less invasive surgery
- A convenient and comfortable one-day procedure
- Less jawbone density needed
- Can be completed without bone grafting
- Faster results
- Prevents facial collapse
- More permanent than bridges or dentures
To schedule a consultation with one of our Triad dentists, call our office at (336)-803-7570.
The Mini Dental Implant Procedure
You’ll begin your journey to a complete smile with an initial consultation with one of our Triad dentists. We’ll evaluate your oral health, examine your dental history, and discuss your smile goals with you. Once we’ve determined mini dental implants are the ideal choice for replacing your teeth, we’ll schedule your procedure appointment.
In combination with our advanced technology, expert knowledge, and unique skills, Dr. MacDonald is capable of placing your mini implants in as little as one hour. He won’t have to make any incisions into your gums and no stitching is necessary. You’ll be able to leave our Archdale office with a new flawless smile after just one appointment.
Recovery after your mini implant surgery is typically fast and easy. You should be able to resume your normal activities within one or two days after your surgery. It’s normal to experience some pain and soreness following your procedure. We recommend managing any discomfort with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.
During your recovery, try to avoid hard and sticky foods. This will help reduce the risk of your implant loosening or being pulled out. We recommend sticking to a soft food and liquid diet for the first few days after your surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the mini dental implant procedure painful?
No, the mini dental implant procedure isn’t painful. Before your surgery, your Triad dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure a pain-free treatment. If you’re feeling uneasy about the procedure, let us know and we’ll work with you to make sure you feel comfortable.
Patients report feeling little to no discomfort following the procedure. Any pain can be managed with a cold compress or over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen. In the unlikely event you experience severe pain or discomfort that can’t be managed with over-the-counter remedies, contact our Archdale office right away and we’ll determine the best way to manage your pain.
Who is an ideal candidate for mini dental implants?
While most patients qualify for mini implants, ideal candidates are patients who:
- Are missing one or more teeth
- Lack sufficient bone density for traditional implants
- Have been wearing dentures for long periods
- Are in good overall 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.
How much do mini dental implants cost?
The cost of mini dental implants varies from patient to patient. Certain factors will influence the total cost of your treatment including how many mini implants you need, the condition of your oral health, and your health insurance coverage. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to get a more in-depth explanation of your coverage.
If you have any questions about the cost of mini dental implants, don’t hesitate to call our Archdale office at (336)-803-7570. We also provide a variety of financing options to ensure all patients get the dental care they need.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Ready to restore your smile? At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer mini dental implants for patients looking to achieve a natural-looking smile once again. To schedule your consultation with our Triad dentists, call our Archdale office at (336)-803-7570. You can also fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve the Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem communities.