Placing Mini Dental Implants

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When you have a jawbone that’s lost mass and density, this could increase the risk of worsening tooth loss and also limit placement options. To help transform the smile in only one visit, we could use a unique treatment option. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about mini implants.

Dental Implants and Tooth Replacement

When you lose your natural teeth, this means major problems for your smile. Aside from an increased risk of misalignment and trouble speaking and eating easily, this could cause the jaw to lose mass and density. This is because the body will stop sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jawbone around the missing roots. Without them, the bone tissue gradually breaks down and leads to an older appearance and further tooth loss. However, dental implants to replace missing teeth means we insert a biocompatible titanium post into the jawbone at specific angle and position. The body see this as a natural root, which stimulates the growth of bone tissue and protects your facial structure.

Smaller Posts

However, losing mass means there is often not enough jawbone tissue to support dental implants. As a result, you may not qualify for this advanced and lifelike tooth replacement option without first undergoing oral surgery to rebuild it, such as grafting or sinus lifts. However, we have an option that can often offer teeth in a day and will help those with limited jawbone structure. Mini implants are smaller and more convenient, fitting your budget better than traditional options. We insert fewer of them at the right angle and position to stimulate the growth of jawbone structure. We then attach abutments to them so we can secure the prosthetic. The denture will be custom-made of course, designed to fit comfortably and provides a lifelike appearance that reflects your unique fascial structure.

Candidacy and Placement

Tao find out if these are right for you, we will first take detailed digital images and x-rays to assess the extent of your tooth loss and then strengthen your smile. We then use digital technology to plan and guide the post into proper position, and to also design and fabricate a custom set of dentures. For some, the entire process could take only one visit, so you leave with a complete smile again. If you have any questions about mini implants, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help you enjoy a complete smile that never slips. To learn more about treating major tooth loss, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.