What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small, sturdy titanium post that is carefully placed in the jawbone. It can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw, and once healed, the titanium tooth implant functions much like a natural tooth root. After the dental implant has fused with the bone and is supported by the surrounding tissues, a replacement tooth or crown may be placed on top of the titanium tooth implant. A fixed bridge or removable denture can also be anchored by a dental implant to provide stability and comfort.

A dental implant is one of the most successful options available for replacing missing teeth.

Mini Dental Implant

Because a mini dental implant is smaller than a traditional titanium tooth implant, it is more easily placed in the jawbone. The mini dental implant procedure is minimally invasive, taking only about an hour. Most of the time, the surgical technique doesn’t require an incision in the gums or stitches afterwards. The mini dental implant can be placed in a single visit, without the typical months of healing required for a traditional dental implant.

The mini dental implant is an excellent solution to anchor and stabilize removable dentures.

Salt Lake City, Utah dental implant dentist Dr. Thomas uses a dental implant to replace a single tooth and a mini dental implant or multiple titanium tooth implants to support dentures or bridges to replace multiple teeth

Salt Lake City dental implant dentist Dr. Allan S. Thomas can answer all your mini dental implant and traditional titanium tooth implant questions. Contact our Utah dental implant office in Salt Lake City today. Simply call the number above or fill out the form on this page and receive a FREE consultation.