Dental implants help restore the mouth as closely as it can to its once natural state while providing a strong, stable foundation that offers a more natural and comfortable look and feel.
One of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they eliminate some of the key problems common with dentures, dental bridges and other replacement techniques, including:
- Effects on speech
- Fitting issues
- Gum irritation
- Pain from nerve compression
- Difficulty maintaining hygiene
- Bone loss
Here Are Some Other Key Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Cambridge Family Dentistry’s new mini-dental implant protocols enable us to complete most procedures in just 1-2 hours — enabling you to eat the same afternoon with little or no discomfort.
Less invasive procedure (NO surgery required)
Mini-implants have all the advantages of implants in general, but as their name implies, they are smaller and can be placed without complex flap surgery.
Shorter healing time
Because mini implants do not require surgery like dentures, the prosthetic tooth can be loaded within hours and the healing process is reduced from months to days.
Less disturbance to bone and tissue means most patients need only over-the-counter pain medication, if any, for a day or so after the procedure.
The long-term cost of implants is often lower compared to lifelong struggles with poorly performing temporary solutions. With Cambridge’s mini-dental implant protocol, the typical cost of implant treatment has been reduced by about 65%.
Unlike traditional bridgework, removable appliances and repeat root canal therapy, dental implants never click, slip, or fall out while you are talking or eating.
Long-term data shows that dental implants last much longer than conventional restorations, with some lasting a lifetime. According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA), implants are generally 92% – 98% successful for periods of up to 40+ years.
Implants preserve your remaining teeth.
Replacing teeth the traditional way requires grinding down adjacent teeth, affixing clips and often placing significant chewing loads on them. With implants, natural teeth surrounding the implants are not compromised. In fact, studies show that dental implants even reduce the need for later restorative work on adjacent teeth.
Since the mini implant is fixed in your jawbone like a tooth root, it prevents facial collapse that can occur with bone loss. Even when only one tooth is replaced, long-term appearance is preserved better with an implant than with other tooth replacement methods. When multiple teeth are missing, wrinkles can appear around the mouth, or the entire lower third of the face can gradually collapse due to bone loss. Implants can virtually eliminate these problems.
Many people who have had an implant procedure say it boosted their overall self-esteem and quality of life.