Standard Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants in Clifton Park, NY, there are two types that patients typically get. Knowing what type of implant is ultimately right for you will depend on a number of factors. The two main types of dental implants available to patients at Morrison Dental Care are traditional implants and mini dental implants. Each treatment has specific benefits as to why they may be better for patients.

Learn more bout the differences between traditional and mini dental implants to discover which is right for you:

■ Traditional implant treatments are undergone for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Traditional implants are often used to help patients chew food more easily and speak normally. Patients also use this treatment to restore broken, damaged or missing teeth for a more natural look. Traditional implants are anchored with titanium screws, allowing them to look like natural teeth.

On the other hand, mini dental implants are not at all visible from the outside. Mini dental implants are secured directly into jaw bone, achieving the look of natural teeth. Mini dental implants treatments are much less invasive when compared to regular implants, making treatments quicker and easier.

■ When comparing cost, mini dental implant treatments are significantly less expensive than traditional dental implants. As a result, patients on a budget can find success with this treatment option. Traditional implant procedures are more invasive and more involved. In just a single treatment, mini dental implants can be inserted but traditional implants take several treatment to secure.

■ Traditional implants can be used for replacing a single tooth or for replacing a bridge or full dentures, or to hold removable dentures in place. Mini dental implants have the ability to hold a single replacement tooth or a partial bridge in place much more effectively. Incisions are not required during the procedure, therefore there are no stitches to be removed at a later stage. The implants can also be easily removed for cleaning and won't shift while speaking or eating.

Both types of dental implants have their pros and their cons, so how do patients know which is right? Determine which implant procedure is the best for you by visiting David Morrison, DDS for a consultation. Find out today if dental implants in Clifton Park, NY can help you to improve your smile.