Full Mouth Reconstruction Begins With Mini Implants

Full Mouth Reconstruction in Lake City, FL | Mini Dental Implants

Have you ever worked on a project where, partway through, the process just isn’t working out, and the most sensible thing to do is start over? Believe it or not, that can happen with your oral health, especially as you get older and experience more dental issues. When your mouth contains a combination of missing, broken, misaligned, or decaying teeth, gum disease, infection, discoloration, or other problems, the best option may be a full mouth reconstruction. This process is a comprehensive way to fix numerous oral health and dental issues, using whatever means necessary. Many procedures involved in this process often use the same devices for stability and support: mini dental implants.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full Mouth Reconstruction in Lake City, FL | Mini Dental ImplantsA full mouth reconstruction is an interesting process because it comprises many different procedures and is unique for every patient who enters the door. It is a customized plan to completely restore the aesthetics, health, and functionality of your mouth, no matter how many issues are present.

Dr. Harvey or Dr. McNair will meet with you to discuss your needs and preferences, review your medical history, thoroughly examine your mouth, and take X-rays to help create your individualized program. Think of it as hiring a contractor to add an addition to your house. The best contractors don’t use any old cookie-cutter plans. They carefully assess, measure, design, and consider your wants and needs to create the perfect blueprint just for you.

Any dental procedures can be used for this process. Restorative treatments such as dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and root canals may be considered. Tooth extractions or a cosmetic dental treatment like veneers could be used. It all depends on the patient and the dental issues that need resolving. However, dental implants, specifically mini dental implants, form the base of many of these restorative treatments and can be a valuable tool in a full mouth reconstruction.

Using Mini Dental Implants for Full Mouth Reconstruction

Think of mini dental implants as the next evolution of the larger traditional implants. Both are designed with two clear goals. First, to act as replacement tooth roots, and second, to provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. The big difference is that traditional implants are much bulkier thanks to their two-piece design. These need a screw, about 5 millimeters wide, which connects to another piece called an abutment. If your jawbone isn’t thick enough, you might need a bone graft before we can start. Once we place the larger implant, it’s a waiting game for 3-6 months until everything integrates. Only after everything heals can we finally attach your custom restoration.

However, time is of the essence when planning a full mouth reconstruction. When we completely overhaul a patient’s mouth, we don’t want that patient to wait months before they can use their new teeth. That’s where mini dental implants shine. As the name suggests, they’re smaller than traditional implants, less than 3 mm in diameter. They come as a single piece that has a screw on one side and a connector on the other for the artificial tooth. If you picture a toothpick made of titanium, that’s similar in thickness to a mini dental implant.

Their slim design works to their advantage because it allows their placement and healing timelines to be much shorter than traditional implants. If your new tooth restoration is ready, we can load it onto your mini implants immediately after placement, allowing for instant results.

The Advantages of Mini Dental Implants

At Aspire Dental Group, we prefer mini dental implants for the many benefits they bring to the table:

  1. Minimally invasive: Traditional implants require surgical incisions and stitches, while mini implants only need a tiny pilot hole for us to place them.
  2. Easy recovery: Most patients return to their routine activities within a day or two after the procedure. The implants themselves will fully fuse with your jawbone in 3-4 weeks.
  3. High durability: Don’t let their size fool you. Made of titanium and with a sleek, single-piece design, mini implants are just as durable as larger implants.
  4. Cost-effective: Because mini implants require fewer visits and a shorter timeline, they’re a much more affordable alternative to traditional implants.

We Understand Your Budget Concerns

Worried about the costs of a full mouth reconstruction? We understand that dental treatments can be a significant investment. That’s why our knowledgeable office staff will help you navigate your dental insurance to find out what’s covered. Our practice has teamed up with several financing companies, like CareCredit and Proceed Finance, to make manageable monthly payment plans available. We want to ensure a bright, confident smile is within everyone’s reach.

Get a Full Mouth Reconstruction with Aspire Dental Group

With a full mouth reconstruction, the constant worry over your dental health can be a thing of the past. Thanks to mini dental implants, you’re not just regaining teeth; you’re reclaiming your life, bite by bite. Drs. Harvey and McNair, with their combined experience of over 60 years, are eager to help you on this restorative journey. Call us to schedule your free implant consultation today and learn more about how a full mouth reconstruction with mini implants can change your life.

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