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Although dental implants are an extremely popular way to restore missing teeth, they can be too expensive for some people. Because the process involves placing a titanium post in the jaw and allowing the bone to grow around it, it can take longer than other procedures. For those looking for a faster and less expensive restoration option, but want the benefits that implants, provide, mini implants may be the answer.

With mini implants, small holes are created in the bone, as opposed to the larger holes needed for traditional implants. Mini implants can usually be placed in a single visit instead of two visits, and often require a local anesthetic. Additionally, missing teeth can cause your jawbone to deteriorate; and those people who do not have enough jawbone left to accommodate regular implants may be candidates for mini-implants. You will still need to brush and floss your mini implants just as you do your natural teeth.

If you want to replace your missing teeth and want the benefits of implants without the cost or the recovery time, talk with your dentist.To explore the potential for mini implants to restore your smile you should see our dentist, Dr. Christopher Louie. If you would like to make an appointment at Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc., in Fremont, California, contact us at 510-656-7778. We look forward to helping you have a better and brighter smile.