Mini Dental Implants: Sometimes Less Really is More

Mini Dental Implants in Las Cruces, NM

Our Las Cruces dental office provides multiple options for patients missing a few teeth or even all of their teeth. Whether you’re looking to replace missing teeth or you would like to stabilize your dentures, Dr. Reiter offers mini dental implants that can bring back your biting force, get you back to eating your favorite foods, and give you a more youthful appearance.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

The difference between traditional dental implants and mini dental implants is strictly the size. Mini dental implants are simply a few millimeters smaller in diameter than conventional dental implants. However, both of these types of implants are made from titanium that naturally fuses to your jawbone through a process known as osseointegration.

Mini dental implants are most commonly used to stabilize bottom dentures, but the smaller-diameter implants can be used in different areas of your mouth.

Patients living without their natural teeth often see their jawbone deteriorate over time – sometimes this can happen within 18 months of losing your teeth. Here’s why: When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw loses its main purpose and begins to recede. This is a reality denture wearers know all too well, as it leads to an increase in facial wrinkles and robs people of their youthful appearance.

Dental implants provide us a way to stabilize your dentures and preserve your jawbone, giving you a more youthful look.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Unlike regular dental implants, mini dental implants for dentures can be placed for patients who have a thin jawbone and do not require major oral surgery. In fact, we place almost all of our mini dental implants without extensive surgery, and the entire procedure is typically completed under local anesthesia. Dr. Reiter has advanced training in mini implant placement to help ensure a smooth procedure and successful outcome.

Compared with conventional dental implants, here’s what you can expect from mini dental implants:

  • A fraction of the cost
  • Less healing time
  • Less time in the chair
  • No bone grafting needed

Schedule a Mini Implant Consultation in Las Cruces, NM

If you have struggled with missing teeth and need an option to stabilize your lower oral appliance, call our office today at 575-680-1037 to schedule an in-depth FREE consultation with Dr. Reiter to find out how we can give you a beautiful smile again.

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