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Dental implants have opened up a whole new world in dentistry and, over the years, made it possible to replace missing teeth and create strong supports for dental crowns and dentures. These implants are small metal screws, usually made of titanium, that are placed into the jawbone to hold a new crown or tooth. These are done in stages, with the first stage involving any necessary bone grafting to create adequate bone for support. Then, the implant is placed, and must be allowed to fuse with the existing bone, which can take several months. However, new modern options like  mini dental implants and All-in-4 implants can be done more quickly, yet are an effective way to replace lost teeth.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are implants that consist of one solid piece of metal with a very small diameter that fit into the patient’s gums rather than into the jaw bone itself. These implants can be used as a base for crowns in teeth that were small or are in a narrow area, or for the placement of dentures. These implants are less painful to apply and take less time before they become useful for tooth replacement. The All-In-4 implant is a technique that involves placing only four implants in the back of the mouth to support an entire set of dentures. This makes bone grafting unnecessary because there is more contact between the jawbone and the implants due to their location in the mouth. Either way, modern dental implants are a less invasive option for those who may not be good candidates for more traditional dental implants.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona Modern Implant Dentist Today

If you have missing teeth that are in need of replacement and want to learn more about the different kinds of dental implants, call to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona modern implant dentist today. At Douglas Family Dentistry, our experienced professionals will evaluate your current dental condition and recommend the implants that would work best for you.¬† Visit our website at douglasfamilydentistry.com or call us at 480-948-3680 and schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. We’ll sit down and work out a treatment plan with you that’s effective and helps you restore the function of your mouth and teeth.