What are mini dental implants?
A mini dental implant is basically a smaller version of a regular dental implant. They are placed in your jaw to form a stable, durable base for a dental crown or other types of dental restoration.
But they are generally no wider than a toothpick, so they are easier to implant into the jawbone. Mini dental implants are very useful for replacing small teeth like incisors as well as anchoring loose-fitting dentures.
Also, since mini dental implants are so small, we can place the implant and the restoration in just one visit to our Birmingham dental office. In the great majority of cases, there is usually no need for sedation other than a local anesthetic to numb your jaw.
However, we can offer nitrous oxide if you would like to be completely relaxed during your appointment. Dr. Cook is very skilled in performing this procedure, which makes the entire process very efficient and comfortable.
If you are not sure if mini dental implants are the best choice for you, or if you have more questions about the process, please contact our office. We will be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation at your convenience. At that time, Dr. Cook will discuss your situation, assess your needs, and help you make the decision that is best for you.
This patient received mini dental implants and a porcelain bridge and is very happy with Dr. Cook's procedure.
"Very easy, very pleased with it."
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I was very pleased with my experience at Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry on August 6. Sarah, who cleaned my teeth, was very friendly and professional; she was gentle ... Read More