Tooth loss can be a serious problem that you don’t see coming. Most adults today remember seeing a grandparent, or even a parent, have to trade natural teeth for full dentures. Historically, having dentures meant losing the authenticity of your smile. Today, there are options for tooth replacement that not only preserve a natural appearance, but that also support lifelike chewing and speaking sensations. This is no small fete, and it is an important reason why dental implants have become the gold standard in restorative care.
Patients of Morris County Dental Associates have the option of receiving mini dental implants. These smaller structures have been developed for specific use, with which Dr. Goldberg is very familiar. If you want to know the facts about dental implant treatment, consult with an experienced New Jersey implant dentist. Dr. Goldberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His 20-plus year history of implant treatment makes him a wonderful resource for patients throughout New Jersey.
The Truth about Mini Dental Implants
One of the primary misconceptions about mini dental implants is that they are not appropriate for a patient who could not receive traditional implants. We want to set the record straight on this because it would be a tragedy for any patient to believe they cannot get their smile back! While there are instances in which neither traditional nor mini implants will work, there are a good number of patients for whom the smaller structure is ideal. For instance, 4 to 6 mini implants can successfully support the load of a lower denture even when bone thickness has decreased too much to receive a few larger implant posts.
The other primary factor that keeps patients from seeking implant treatment is the misconception that treatment is too costly. Where mini implants are concerned, the cost can be significantly lower than you imagine. This is because there is usually no need for bone grafting prior to implant placement, and the insertion procedure is more straightforward.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for mini implants is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Goldberg. Contact our Succasunna office at (973) 328-1225.