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Restore Your Smile with Mini Dental Implants

Patients who do not qualify for conventional dental implants or want to simplify their treatment often choose mini dental implants. Mini implants are smaller than traditional dental implants and can support a range of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Andrew R. Glenn can place and restore mini dental implants at our Lincoln, NE, practice for qualifying patients. In some cases, he can place a temporary restoration on the same day as your surgery. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you can experience lasting benefits, including improved comfort, stability, and oral health. 
Traditional vs. mini implant

Mini implants have a unique design which can help some patients avoid the need for preparatory treatment.

Understanding Mini Implants

Just like traditional implants, mini dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts. These posts are implanted into the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. However, mini implants are roughly half the diameter of traditional implants, meaning they require a smaller amount of healthy bone tissue. The posts feature a ball on one end which, paired with a rubber o-ring, fits snugly into a socket on the restoration. This unique design eliminates the need to place additional connectors, known as abutments. 

Are Mini Implants Right for Me?

There are several reasons Dr. Glenn may recommend mini posts rather than traditional implants. Good candidates for mini implants include those who:

  • Have low bone density in their jaw
  • Cannot undergo more invasive surgery
  • Want to avoid multiple surgeries
  • Have small jaws with insufficient room for regular implants

The best way to find out if mini implants are the right option for you is to schedule an appointment at our office. During this visit, you can meet with Dr. Glenn and discuss the different types of implants we offer. We can also take x-rays and scans of your jaw using our 3-D cone beam scanner. Dr. Glen will also perform a comprehensive examination to assess your candidacy. Based on this information, he can recommend the optimal treatment option for your specific needs. 

Benefits of Mini Implants

Replacing lost teeth with dental implants can improve both the appearance and function of your smile. Unlike traditional restorations, the posts replace the roots of your teeth as well as the crowns. With this improved stability, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Implants also stimulate the jaw in the same way as your natural tooth roots, halting continued bone loss and protecting your overall oral health.

Many patients who have lost tissue in their jawbone due to missing teeth can receive mini implants without the need for bone grafting. 

In addition, the placement of mini dental implants is less invasive than larger implants. Since the posts are smaller, many patients who have lost tissue in their jawbone due to missing teeth can receive implants without the need for bone grafting. For some patients, Dr. Glenn can place mini implants and attach a temporary restoration at the same time, meaning you leave our office with teeth you can use right away. When placed by a skilled oral surgeon and properly cared for, mini implants can provide a lifetime of support. 

Learn More about Your Candidacy

If you have lost one or more teeth, mini dental implants may offer the best solution to restore proper form and function to your smile. For more information about dental implants, contact our office online or call (402) 421-3401 to speak to a member of our team. 

Lincoln Office

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Lincoln, NE 68516

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My anxiety has been through the roof the past 3 weeks but I would have never imagined it could be so easy. Thank you Dr Glenn! He has made the whole experience amazing! If you are looking for a knowledgable, caring and talented surgeon, look no further! Dr. Andrew Glenn is awesome! I have never been a fan of the dentist's office!!!
Wanda Moses
June 2016

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