Mesa Affordable Dental Implants
Although dentures are often the first treatment people think of to replace missing teeth, many denture patients are not pleased with the result. It is impossible to get a perfect fit with dentures. They can move around and sometimes they can slip out at embarrassing times. Sores can develop making them very uncomfortable and your chewing efficiency is greatly reduced. Facial collapse is another debilitating condition that can occur after 10 to 20 years of wearing dentures. The jawbone can shrink so much that an individual with facial collapse will not even be able to wear a denture anymore.
Dental implants can prevent facial collapse and can solve all of these problems. Unfortunately, dental implants are expensive and the surgery that is required is quite complex.
What are Affordable Dental Implants?
Mini implants are about one-third the size of a conventional dental implant. And since they are much smaller in size, the surgery is much simpler. There is no surgical flap required during the procedure which means less swelling and a shorter healing period. All of these factors contribute to them being about half of the cost as conventional dental implants.
Just like with standard dental implants, the root form prevents the bone loss that occurs from facial collapse.
We understand that budget can often dictate treatment decisions, but you need to be careful when you are price shopping for dental implants. So it is imperative that you seek out a dentist that uses quality materials and is experienced in placing them. Since mini implants are much smaller, they are not as strong as standard dental implants. They can help to stabilize a denture, but they are not strong enough to support a single missing tooth.
Photo courtesy of IMTEC Corporation.
If you are considering mini dental implants to help stabilize your denture, we would be happy to meet with you to see if you are a candidate. Call us today at (480) 838-4185.