Mini Implants in St. Louis, MO
If you are looking for a sturdy, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective
implant solution for your teeth, mini implants may be the perfect answer.
Using a miniature implant that is placed in your gum tissue, mini implants
work in essentially the same way as regular tooth and root do. More sturdy
and stable than regular dentures, and less expensive and invasive than
conventional implants, mini implants are a great solution for people of
all ages looking for stable, realistic, and affordable tooth implants.
At West County Dental, we proudly perform mini implant procedure for patients
in St. Louis, MO and beyond. Give our office a call today at (314) 821-2712
to schedule a consultation and learn more about our mini implants procedure.
What Are Mini Implants?
Mini implants function like a regular tooth and root. A miniature titanium
alloy implant acts like the root of your tooth, and features a retaining
fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of
the implant is spherically shaped, and the retaining fixture acts like
a socket with a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the sphere when the
denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place. When seated,
the new denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow
for a wide range of micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting
forces. Due to mini implants' exceptional micro-mobility, they typically
cause significantly less discomfort than conventional implants.
The placement procedure for mini implants is completed quickly and easily
by our dental professionals. First, the patient is given a local anesthesia.
For those whom prefer to be relaxed during the procedure, or for those
that do not want to be unconscious, we also offer an option for conscious
sedation. Then using a controlled, precise, and minimally invasive surgical
technique, our dental professionals place mini implants into the patient's
jawbone. This provides a strong, solid foundation for securing the new
teeth. Because of the minimally invasive nature of the mini implants procedure,
recovery time is usually very short, which means that the dentures can
be stabilized the same day the mini implants are placed. This means a
new smile for you faster than ever.
The West County Dental Difference
When you visit our team at West County Dental, you are treated with the
utmost professionalism and comprehensive care. Dr. Pete Spalitto D.D.S,
PC has decades of experience performing high-quality dental work on patients
of all ages, and is backed by a team of friendly and knowledgeable dental
assistants. Plus, at West County Dental, we use only the best dental equipment
and procedures available today, so our patients receive the highest-quality
dental work possible on every procedure. Schedule an appointment with
us, and see the difference in your smile today!
To learn more about our procedures and to have your questions about mini
implants answered, call (314) 821-2712 to schedule an appointment at our
St. Louis, MO office today!