Are mini dental implants any good?
May 6, 2011 8:00 AM Subscribe
What are the benefits and drawbacks of mini-dental implants vs. traditional implants. I'd love to hear your experience with mini-implants!
posted by goggie to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I'm in the process of getting long-overdue dental work taken care of in a mouth that's always been problematic. I have some farily serious orthodontic issues that should have been addressed years ago, so my bite is very odd, with limited chewing surface in the back.
The current issue is that I had two back lower teeth extracted and will most likely replace them with implants some time in the near future. My current dentist has recommended mini-implants, but I have some concerns as there do not seem to be any long-range studies demonstrating their efficacy for this sort of thing. Would they stay in place even with an uneven bite?
The final complication is that I am in my late 30's and planning to try to have a second child in the next year, if possible. I know that the process of having traditional implants placed takes months and I'm concerned about the time line. Either having to put off surgery and risk bone loss or carry the risks of dental procedures working around a pregnancy.
Any insights would be most appreciated!