Mini Dental Implants in Birmingham, AL
Many people have heard of dental implants, but may not be as familiar with mini dental implants. A mini dental implant does exactly the same thing as a regular implant but, as you've probably guessed, it’s much smaller.
We focus on providing you with treatments that are tailored to fit your oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. This is just one of the ways we ensure that every patient at our Birmingham dental office receives the quality dental care they need and deserve.
How Do Mini Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants have quickly become the preferred method of tooth replacement because they closely resemble the structure of a natural tooth. Mini dental implants are unique because, unlike other tooth replacement options, they are placed directly in your jaw.
This very small post is made of titanium, a remarkable material that integrates securely with surrounding bone tissue. Once the implant bonds with the bone in your jaw, we can attach a dental restoration like a crown or denture. The restoration is fastened securely to the implant, creating a perfectly stable and functional replacement tooth.
What Are Mini Dental Implants Used For?
Mini dental implants function in exactly the same way as a regular implant. But they are generally no wider than a toothpick and therefore are easier to implant into the bone. They are used to replace small teeth like incisors and to anchor loose-fitting dentures.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Dr. Cook has many hours of specialized training in placing mini dental implants. Using this expertise and extensive experience, he can complete the entire procedure at our Birmingham dental office in about an hour. Since mini dental implants are so much smaller than regular implants, they cause less trauma to the bone, so you don’t have to wait for months for the site to heal.
Many of our patients have their implants and restorations placed on the same day and are able to leave our Birmingham dental office eating, speaking, and smiling normally. The procedure requires only local anesthesia, but we do have effective options like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation if needed.
At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, your complete comfort is our top priority. Our caring professional team has performed many mini dental implant procedures, and we will be with you every step of the way to support and encourage you.
No matter what treatment we provide, our goal is to make you feel like a welcome member of our family every time you visit. We are dedicated dental professionals who want you to achieve excellent oral health in a warm and friendly environment.
Dr. Cook will take the time to talk to you and explain various treatments so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care. At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you really are in control of managing your own oral health!
Please Contact Our Office for More Information
If you are not sure whether a mini dental implant is the right choice for you, please contact our Birmingham dental office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Cook will be happy to discuss mini dental implants as well as your other tooth replacement options.