The Truth About Mini Dental Implants and Hybrid Dentures

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A healthy, whole smile is too valuable to exchange quality for temporary convenience. If you have lost one or more teeth and are weighing your options in replacement, you may have heard about mini dental implants and hybrid dentures in Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

We know these can seem like tempting options — they’re quick, promise great results, and are usually less than half the cost of traditional dental implants. But you know the maxim that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? That’s precisely the problem with quick-fix tooth replacement. Keep reading to learn why you should just say no to mini implants and hybrid dentures.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are just what they sound like tiny versions of traditional dental implants that offer a “quick-fix” for tooth replacement. They promise to be minimally-invasive with immediate loading of the denture. They claim to be teeth in a day… but the truth is, mini dental implants just aren’t very reliable. And nothing is more expensive than a failed dental implant, miniature or otherwise.

Perhaps the most telling evidence against mini dental implants is the fact that the company that manufactured them, 3M, announced that they would no longer be producing the implants since September 1 of 2016. Their decision is likely due to the numerous failures of mini dental implants. To us here at Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, there’s no clearer sign that mini dental implants should be avoided at all costs.

Why Mini Dental Implants Are Problematic

Mini dental implants began as a temporary solution for people dealing with tooth loss. They were really never meant to be used in the long-term, until people realized they could provide an ok fix at half the cost of dental implants. But if you’re going through the time and effort to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, the worst thing you can do for your oral health is to cut corners.

Below are some photos of a patient who had failing mini dental implants. You see significant bone loss because mini dental implants don’t stop the problem of bone degeneration associated with missing teeth.

Traditional Dental Implants Are Worth the Investment

Full Mouth Dental Implants

While traditional dental implants require significantly more time and financial investment than mini dental implants, Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants to remind you there’s no better choice you can make for your tooth replacement.

Traditional dental implants provide unmatched stability for your dentures. They also provide the stimulation your jawbone needs to stay healthy, preventing degeneration and stabilizing your denture for a lifetime to come.

Don’t cut corners in tooth replacement — your healthy, complete smile is too important. Contact the dental implants experts people in TSerena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Request your appointment today!

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