When adult tooth loss occurs, dental implants offer the most secure foundation for artificial teeth, whether in the form of dental crowns, a dental bridge, or dentures. However, dental implants treatment can be time consuming and costly. Mini dental implants offer a strong foundation for dentures and can adequately treat tooth loss in a fraction of the time of traditional implants. Mini implants are also more affordable than traditional implants, making them a great treatment option for many of our patients. It is important to note that the ultimate success of mini dental implants treatment is dependent on the jawbone fusing with the implants. Unfortunately, there are cases in which mini dental implant failure can occur for our San Antonio patients. Here, Dr. Joseph Perry discusses some of the factors that could lead to mini dental implant failure.
The majority of the time, mini dental implant treatment is a complete success for our patients. However, there are cases in which mini implants fail to fuse with the bone properly or simply do not offer adequate support for dental restorations. Dr. Perry takes a great deal of time thoroughly examining a patient’s mouth in order to determine if they are ideal dental implant candidates. He will also create a treatment plan that will best meet the patient’s unique needs and optimize the chances of successful treatment. Despite these precautions, mini dental implant failure does occur for a small group of patients. Below are some factors that may lead to mini dental implant failure:
If you have suffered from adult tooth loss, you probably have a lot of questions about dental implants. Dr. Joseph Perry would be happy to answer these questions, as well as examine your mouth to determine if you are an ideal candidate for traditional or mini dental implants. Contact us at your earliest convenience to find out if dental implants are right for you.
Dr Perry is a great dentist. Very kind and informative. I feel like he is personally invested in my health. He always takes the time to sit and discuss any issues I'm having - I never feel like they're rushing me out.