Written by: Editor on April 3, 2012 @ 12:53 pm
Are you missing teeth? Our team at Comfort Dental Spa understands that losing teeth is emotionally difficult for our patients. In addition to the psychological effects of losing teeth, empty tooth sockets present oral health problems as well. In many cases, teeth surrounding an empty tooth socket lack support. Teeth may shift into the place where the missing tooth is located. Patients with missing teeth also experience difficulty masticating food and speaking. Dr. Aziza Askari offers many tooth replacement options.
Causes of Tooth Loss
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Traumatic facial injury
- Severe decay
Replacing Teeth with Mini Dental Implants
Similar to dental implants, mini dental implants permanently address tooth loss in adulthood. Mini dental implants consist of a titanium alloy rod that is inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the titanium rod will fuse to the jawbone, which firmly secures your implant in place. With a smaller size, mini dental implants are normally 1.8 to 2.9 mm in diameter. Mini dental implants support bridges, crowns, full dentures, and partial dentures.
Mini Dental Implants vs. Removable Dentures
Many patients find removable dentures uncomfortable. Removable dentures may slip and slide in the mouth which makes eating and speaking difficult for many patients. Additionally, many patients find cleaning dentures and using adhesives to secure them in place uncomfortable and inconvenient. With mini dental implants, dentures are firmly locked in place. Patients with mini dental implants enjoy eating their favorite foods comfortably and confidently.
Candidates for Mini Dental Implants
Candidates for mini dental implants should have healthy jawbone and be free of periodontal infection. To determine whether mini dental implants are right for you, you should schedule a visit with Dr. Askari. At your consultation, Dr. Askari will determine the best way to address tooth loss for your specific needs.
To reserve an appointment with Comfort Dental Spa, contact us at (248) 566-6490. We serve patients from Northville, Livonia, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Westland, and the surrounding Detroit communities.