Minimally invasive implants provide an effective replacement of missing permanent teeth using smaller implants. At AppleTree Dental in Anaheim, California, Mike Kang, DDS, and his caring team use surgical guides to place your implants, ensuring the restoration process is precise and pain-free. To request a consultation for minimally invasive implants, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Minimally invasive implants are small metal posts that your AppleTree Dental provider inserts into the empty sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants integrate with your jawbone, providing a base for crowns or implant-retained dentures.
Traditionally, getting dental implants was a complex and time-consuming process. Minimally invasive implants allow for quicker recovery times, reduced risk of infection, and improved treatment outcomes.
Minimally invasive implants offer various benefits, including:
Using a surgical guide, minimally invasive implants can also help to avoid steps that may lead to complications in the recovery period.
You need substantial bone and healthy gums to support minimally invasive implants.
If your AppleTree Dental provider determines that you have enough bone volume and your gums are in good health, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive implants.
At AppleTree Dental, getting minimally invasive implants takes at least three visits spaced several months apart.
Your provider reviews your dental records, asks about your smile goals, and completes an oral exam. They also take digital X-rays to see if you have adequate bone to support the implants. If they determine you’re in good overall oral health, you qualify for treatment.
Your provider takes digital scans of your mouth and uses a computer program to create a custom surgical guide. The surgical guide tells your provider exactly where to place the implants, ensuring accuracy and precision.
After creating the guide, your provider numbs your mouth and places the implants. Following surgery, they send you home with antibiotics and recovery instructions.
Several weeks later, when the implants finish integrating with your jawbone, you return to AppleTree Dental. Your provider takes impressions of your mouth (with the implants) and sends them to a dental lab. The lab uses your impressions to manufacture custom crowns or implant-retained dentures.
When the lab finishes your implant restorations, you visit AppleTree Dental for the third time. Your provider attaches the restorations to your implants, polishes your teeth, and checks your bite. You’ll leave the office with a vibrant smile.
To see if you qualify for minimally invasive implants, call AppleTree Dental or schedule an appointment online today.