Dental Implants in Dallas, TX

Dental implants are among the most widespread tooth replacement methods, with more than 3 million people in the U.S. already having them. While versatile, they’re far from a one-size-fits-all solution.

Bent Tree Dental can help you find a tooth replacement solution that meets your needs, even if you aren’t a candidate for traditional dental implants. We offer tooth replacements secured by traditional dental implants, and also mini dental implants, which are suitable for a wider range of patients and carry many additional benefits.

Traditional Dental Implants vs. Mini Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Dallas, TX Bent Tree Dental Dr. Rick MillerTraditional dental implants consist of titanium screws embedded in the jawbone. An abutment is attached to the post and holds the replacement tooth.

Conventional dental implants have made it possible for many people to have a full smile again. While conventional dental implants are an excellent option to help replace missing teeth, they are not always the best option for all patients, especially those with insufficient bone.

At Bent Tree Dental, we like to provide our patients with multiple options and help educate them on the benefits of both, so they can make an informed decision about their oral health. 

The Cost of Dental Implants

Standard dental implants require a surgical procedure. The process can be and challenging and may require higher levels of sedation than other oral surgeries. The complexity and length of the treatment can increase the cost, so many patients are happy to be provided with alternative options such as mini dental implants that can help lessen the cost while providing an equally effective treatment.

Medical Complications

Any patients with contraindications for surgical procedures may not be ideal candidates for traditional dental implants. Heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions can make some patients poor candidates for dental implants in general, but due to their minimally invasive treatment, mini dental implants may still be a viable option. 

Jawbone Size and Strength

Dental implants rely on the jawbone for a foundation, so you need a healthy, strong, and large enough jawbone to hold them. This is great if you have the available bone. However, the size of the implants can make this a challenge for some patients. They may need additional bone graft surgery before implant placement or could be unable to have dental implants at all. If this is the case, we can always help determine if mini dental implants may be right for you. 

Treatment Length

When you have traditional implants placed, you’re still a long way from your restored smile. It takes three to four months for the implant sites to heal. It is only at that point that the abutment and replacement teeth are attached. While we always try to ensure you walk out of our office with a replacement tooth, you could find yourself left with gaps in your smile or no teeth at all during that recovery period. Due to the faster treatment length, mini dental implants could be a good option if you want to minimize the time you are without a replacement tooth. 

Recovery After Implant Placement

Traditional dental implant placement is a slightly more invasive oral surgery. This means that you could find yourself with a little more downtime after the procedure. You might experience pain and swelling for a few days, and soreness may last for weeks. There are also significant dietary restrictions to prevent damage to the implant sites. Alternatively, with mini dental implants, the recovery time is accelerated due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure. 

How Mini Dental Implants Change Everything

At Bent Tree Dental, we strive to provide our community with the latest and most effective dental solutions. That includes offering mini dental implants, a modern solution that provides a great alternative to traditional implants. We also provide traditional implants for those patients who have the available bone structure and prefer conventional options. 

You can schedule a free consultation with Rick Miller, DDS, to discuss dental implants and learn which option might help in your unique case.

Affordable Tooth Replacement in Dallas

Affordable Tooth Replacement in DallasMini dental implants are smaller and consist of a single piece rather than a separate screw and abutment. This makes implant placement much less invasive, taking less time and often requiring only a local anesthetic. Overall, this significantly reduces the cost of treatment to make replacing teeth a reality for more patients.

If you’re concerned about the cost of your treatment, you can visit Bent Tree Dental for a free consultation to discuss your options. We do everything we can to help our patients access treatment and offer a variety of financing options. You can get the care you need today with affordable monthly payments at as low as 0% introductory interest.

Treatment for a Wider Range of Cases

Minimally invasive implant procedures also make it possible for more patients to replace their teeth. If you have existing medical conditions that restrict your candidacy for traditional implants, it’s well worth scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Miller to see if mini dental implants could be right for you.

Avoiding the Need for Bone Grafts

Mini dental implants are both shorter and thinner than traditional implants, which means that they take up less space when implanted in the jawbone. 

Patients who don’t have sufficient jawbone size or density for conventional implants could still be candidates for mini dental implants. They may be able to avoid the need for bone grafts, which add another surgical procedure and months of recovery time to your treatment plan.

Seeing Immediate Results

With mini dental implants, you don’t have to wait for three to four months between implant placement and getting your replacement teeth. Your implants are ready right away, and the crown or implant-supported dentures can be placed immediately. You’ll enjoy a full smile instead of having to wait for months.

How Mini Dental Implants Can Help You

Mini dental implants are a versatile treatment option. They could be the right option for you whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth. One mini dental implant can support a dental crown, or several implants can provide stability for implant-supported dentures.

Restoring your smile with mini dental implants will support your long-term oral health and function. You’ll be able to eat and speak naturally due to the strong foundation that secures your replacement teeth. Mini dental implants also help prevent jawbone deterioration, acting like natural tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone and keep it strong.

They also allow for an appealing, natural-looking smile. You’ll have improved self-confidence knowing that your smile looks great and that you don’t have to worry about any movement or slipping while eating or speaking.

Find Out if Mini Dental Implants Are Right for You

If you have missing teeth, visit Bent Tree Dental to find out more about your options. We offer free consultations to discuss mini dental implants and other tooth replacement procedures. You can see which treatments are available to you and discuss cost and financing options as well.

Rick Miller, DDS, has been providing quality care for patients for more than 30 years. He and the staff at Bent Tree Dental are ready to hear your needs and develop a unique treatment plan to address them. Schedule your consultation at Bent Tree Dental to get started.