One of the first things that comes to people's mind when it comes to surgical and dental procedures is the cost, and Mini Dental Implants are no different. Since MDIs are in both categories, it can definitely cause you to pause for a second and consider if they are right for you.
More often than not, Sacramento, CA residents who are interested in mini dental implants are on a limited budget, so adding additional costs can be worrisome. But with MDIs at Andrea Joy Smith, DDS the implants can actually be up to 60% cheaper than the traditional types of dental implants. Here are a few reasons why.
There is no extensive surgery involved when Dr. Smith places the mini implants. The implant is placed directly into the jawbone, and the procedure, in most cases, takes only a single visit. Placing the implant involves minimal trauma-patients can return home directly following the procedure and can return to work and other normal activities immediately.
Mini implants are able to hold the lower denture more securely, even with their smaller size. Mini-implants require less bone for attachment than conventional implants due to their small diameter, so more people meet the requirements for implantation. In some cases, the denture can even be attached the same day the implants are placed.
Many Sacramento, CA men and women call Dr. Smith for a quick MDI estimate over the phone. This is difficult to do because each patient's needs are so very different. Some need tooth extractions, while others don't. Further, some extractions are surgical in nature, while others are simple. Bone may need to be added at the extraction site for some patients, so we need to know exactly how many extractions there will be. Some of our patients only need partials, while others need full dentures. Without seeing each patients individual mouth, to see the existing condition, and without an x-ray showing Dr. Smith the amount of bone available, providing a "guesstimate" is not possible.
Mini Dental Implants are a safe and effective way to get a natural looking smile, but knowing more about the procedure and its costs is an important step in moving forward. Visit Andrea Joy Smith, DDS for an MDI consultation and see if this innovative procedure, and its costs, are right for you.