Project Description

Mini Dental Implants-
Lawndale, CA

Bay Dental Center
Dr. Pandya

Mini dental implants can be an excellent alternative for patients who seek to restore a misplaced tooth without having to settle for traditional restorations. A lot of people choose to shun the invasive surgery needed for standard dental implants, while for others, they barely have enough bone mass in their jaws to secure them properly.

We can help restore misplaced teeth through the use of bridges, dental implants, or dentures. Dentures and bridges are artificial teeth that sit on the gum’s exterior, and they don’t promote jawbone growth.

On the other hand, Dental implants are attached to the jawbone to ensure that they are well secured. The surgical procedure to fix a titanium post into your jawbone is carried out by Dr. Pandya, and it takes about three to six months for the bone to fuse around the implant.

Immediately the implant has been inserted into your jawbone, we unmask the implant and append a small post to provide support for the dummy tooth.
One key reason why most patients choose dental implants over dentures is that dental implants don’t shift or slip compared to dentures that are prone to this, much to the discomfort of its wearer. However, to achieve the best results, you require reasonably healthy bone in your jaw to provide adequate support for the dentures or restorations.

Mini dental implants have a similar structure with regular implants, although they are much smaller in size. Mini dental implants carry a titanium post with a ball on its end and a socket that connects the tooth to the post.

According to the Journal of Oral Implantology, regular implants measure between 3.4 to 5.8 mm wide, and mini implants measure between 1.8 to 3.3 mm wide. Mini dental implants can accommodate most types of replacement teeth, and according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, mini dental implants can also help to fortify free-swinging and lower-arch dentures.

Regular dental implants require several months and at least two visits to the dentist. Some people need additional visits for bone grafting to support the implant posts. Some patients cannot or will not tolerate invasive surgery and repeat dental appointments, or they have lost too much bone mass to secure full-sized implants, which is perfectly normal as we age. For these patients, mini dental implants may be the best option. Typically, dentists can install mini implants in one visit using local anesthesia and no sutures. With mini implants, you can use your new teeth the same day as your procedure.

Your mini dental implants need the same care as your own natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss at the end of each day. If your gums are still sensitive after the dental implant procedure, use an extra-soft-bristled toothbrush.

Losing your natural teeth can be traumatic. It can ruin your self-confidence and your smile. With mini dental implants, you can speak and eat normally again without worrying about how missing teeth might affect your daily routine. Ask your dentist if mini dental implants are the right solution for you.

We welcome patients from Lawndale and close-by areas.

(310) 742-8723
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