Dental Implants vs. Mini Implants
Dental implants have truly changed the game for dentistry. If you have missing, damaged, or broken teeth, single tooth implants can be the perfect answer for you. At Jon C. Packman DDS, Dr. Packman and can fit you in with quality materials, effective procedures, and dentistry services.
Why Should You Get Dental Implants?
Losing multiple teeth isn’t just a problem for your smile; missing teeth can even change the shape of your face. Dentists have found that missing teeth alters the functioning of the jaw and leads to uneven wear on the teeth when you chew. Not chewing food properly can lead to digestive issues.
Even one missing tooth can lead to others moving from their place and falling out. Getting multiple tooth implants can help you ensure that your jawbone is in great health. It can prevent the jawbone from being compressed when you bite or eat. The force of your tooth can lead to bone loss if you don’t get dental implants. Some dentists recommend dentures, but they might slide, fall out, and make it harder to chew and talk properly. Additionally, they don’t feel or appear like real teeth do. Dentures also require more maintenance practice than dental implants.
Getting Mini Dental Implants
Dental implants and mini implants both have the same structure but mini dental implants are smaller. They also have one-piece screws at 3mm diameters and a ball-shaped tip. Dental implants, both types, can infuse into the gums naturally so that they appear, feel, and function just like real teeth do.
Dr. Packman and have effective procedure standards that can result in a long-lasting and durable implant. Mini dental implants are less invasive, so you can opt for them if you don’t want traditional procedures.
Multiple tooth implants are placed onto the bone in the gum. The dentist will use local anesthesia and you won’t need stitches for mini implants. If you are getting traditional multiple dental implants, it might take multiple dental appointments. For some procedures, further visits may be necessary for bone grafting to get sufficient bone for added support.
Dental implants are made with titanium, no matter their size. The jawbone infuses with the titanium screws naturally so that they are attached to the crown. The materials are hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and quite durable. They can last for years, and even decades.
How to Take Care of Dental Implants
Dental implants only need a little upkeep. Dental implants need flossing, routine check-ups, and brushing, unlike dentures which necessitate specific maintenance and cleaning procedures. By maintaining good oral hygiene practices, quitting smoking, and being proactive in discussing any issues with the dentist, you may avoid dental implant problems.
Whether you want multiple or single tooth implants, Jon C. Packman DDS can do it for you! Call us at (704) 978-7060 to book your appointment.