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The Many Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

You may have been told in the past that you weren’t able to have dental implants because the surgery was maybe too risky for you because of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, or because your bone density and thickness was insufficient. However, all this has changed with the introduction of mini dental implants. In Richmond, here at Sheen Dental, Dr Harmit Kalsi is well versed in all types of dental implants and a consultation with him will determine whether you are in fact a suitable candidate for mini implants.

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Mini implants have all the advantages of dental implants in general but because they are that much smaller more precision is needed to plan, prepare and place them in order to be sure that they fuse with a sufficient density of bone over the right surface levels and that their load is evenly distributed. However, once the preparation has been taken care of, the surgery is fairly easy taking between 1-2 hours with a local anaesthetic, and the healing period is short too.

If you’re wondering just what benefits are to be gained from mini dental implants, then let’s take a look:

  • Cost – Mini implants are considerably cheaper than their larger counterparts and could be a more affordable option for you.

  • Painless – The procedure is relatively painless which is a bonus if you have a fear of the dentist’s chair.

  • Recovery time is quick since only a local anaesthetic is required and there’s less risk of any nasty side effects.

  • The results are immediate which means your mini implants can support a prosthetic crown right away whereas with traditional implants you may have to wait between 3 and 9 months for the implant to fuse with the bone before your prosthetic can be attached.

  • Mini dental implants are a long term solution to missing teeth.

  • Mini dental implants can be used to secure dentures firmly allowing you to eat whatever you like, whenever you like.

  • Your confidence will be restored with mini dental implants and you’ll get your smile back.

  • There are fewer risks with mini dental implants since an incision is not necessary and consequently there’s far less chance of infection.

  • Mini dental implants can often be used on people who don’t have much space in their mouths for conventional implants or for cases where the bone density is not sufficient to support larger implants.

As you can see dental implants have moved on considerably since you were years back that dental implants were not an option. If you’re keen to see if you are a suitable candidate for mini dental implants in Richmond then why not arrange for a free consultation with Sheen Dental. You’ve got nothing to lose! Please call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at


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