Mini Dental Implant
Green Bay, WI
What are your options when you want to replace your lost teeth with implants but don't have enough bone mass in your jaw to support conventional implants? Mini dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. Technically speaking, there is no difference in the efficacy of traditional dental implants and mini dental implants. However, since mini implants are smaller in size, they come with some additional benefits, including the fact that the entire procedure is less complicated.
Guide to Getting Mini Dental Implants
If you are planning to get a mini dental implant, it's essential to understand the entire procedure. This might help you make a judgment regarding whether or not this sort of implant could be suitable for you. However, if you're still unsure, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry may help you throughout this procedure.
The Initial Consultation
A consultation is something that takes place before the start of the process, which helps Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas determine whether the patient might benefit from receiving mini dental implants. If necessary, the consultation will begin with a dental history review, followed by x-rays and CT scans to specify the density of the bone.
Generally, most individuals are excellent candidates for a mini dental implant; however, the x-ray and CT scan provide Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas with the information necessary to select the ideal area for the mini dental implants. Practically, both dental surgeons strive to preserve as much bone as possible throughout the procedure. When doing this, it is common practice to tilt the implants ever-so-slightly. However, the good news is that it’s not painful.
After the examination, Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas will provide the patient with a list of the treatment choices available. In most cases, this revolves around the total number of implants. Patients should use this opportunity to ask questions about the treatment to understand everything before the actual mini dental implant surgery begins.
The Placement of Mini Dental Implants
If performed at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry, during the placement, the surgery location and any surrounding regions will each get an anesthetic injection from Dr. Lasnoski. It is quite probable that the patient will experience no more than a little sting. After that, Dr. Lasnoski will make a very little incision in the gum so that the bone may be seen. The size of this incision does not have to be as significant as it would be for a conventional implant.
Moving forward, a hole will be drilled into the bone. Since the diameter of each mini implant is smaller than two millimeters, this aperture is rather constrained. After that, a suture may be used to seal the gum tissue around each of the mini implants. If the implants are going to be used for a denture, then the connecting bar that goes across all of the implants may be placed on the same day.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Now that you're aware of what to expect during a mini dental implant treatment, it's time to take the first step and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lasnoski and Dr. Hallas at Bay Lakes Center for Complex Dentistry. Contact us today by calling at (920) 278-7678 or visit for more information.