My Blog

Posts for tag: dental implants

The need for dental mini implants for Gainesville VA residents continues to grow, and Dr. Chris Houser and the entire team at Heritage Hunt Dental are here to provide this service. If you are looking for a way to replace your lost teeth, we can help!

Lost teeth replacement with dental mini implants for Gainesville VA residents

Dr. Houser is proud to provide dental mini implants to Gainesville VA area patients. If you have missing teeth, it may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Because our smiles are often the first thing that people notice about this, a smile with missing teeth can make us shy and reluctant to interact with others. 

Replacing your teeth with a mini implant might be just the solution that you are looking for. When it comes to tooth replacement, many patients prefer implants because of their permanence and low maintenance requirements. However, many patients hesitate when it comes to implants because they worry about the pain and discomfort that can come with the procedure. Fortunately, experienced dentists know how to manage these fears and work around them.

Replacing lost teeth is important for a lot of different reasons, and not all of them are cosmetic. Missing teeth can cause you to rely on one part of your mouth to chew. While this may seem like a practical solution, it can lead to further problems. Relying on one part of your mouth can create issues with your bite, tooth alignment, and overall dental and oral health.

Is it time for you to consider dental mini implants in Gainesville VA?

Heritage Hunt Dental and Dr. Houser are here to provide dental mini implants to Gainesville VA area patients. Call our office today at (703) 754-5800 to schedule your initial consultation. The team at Heritage Hunt Dental looks forward to working with you soon!

By Heritage Hunt Dental
June 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you tired of dentures that slip, making clear speech and efficient chewing nearly impossible? Would you like your smile to feel and dental implantslook as natural as possible? Then mini dental implants from Heritage Hunt Dental in Gainesville, VA may be right for you.

Dr. Chris Houser offers these state-of-the-art tooth replacements to patients in good oral and systemic health. Smaller than standard dental implants, mini implants boast a high retention rate and rarely need replacement. In fact, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that all kinds of dental implants succeed 95 percent of the time.

The difference between standard and mini dental implants

All dental implants are made from bone-building titanium, a metal that actually bonds to human bone through a natural process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is the secret behind the strength, longevity and natural feel of any type of dental implant. It avoids the bone and gum recession which happens after tooth loss.

The most common implant procedure is the single-tooth implant. This artificial tooth is made up of a titanium screw, a metal extension post, and a porcelain crown. Other restorative treatments include multiple single-tooth implants and stabilization of dentures and bridgework with implants.

While both mini dental implants and standard dental implants are placed right into the jaw during a simple in-office surgery at Heritage Hunt Dental, the mini implant differs from its larger counterpart in a few significant ways:

  1. Mini dental implants in Gainesville are about half the diameter of regular implants. Both are screw-like in appearance, but the mini version is more slender and requires less jaw bone density to place.
  2. Mini dental implants need less healing time than standard implants. In fact, some patients can bite and chew on their mini implants the very same day as their procedures.
  3. Used to stabilize loose dentures or bridgework, these small titanium devices usually are inserted in multiples for maximum security.

Qualifying for dental implants

To determine if you are a candidate for any type of dental implant, Dr. Houser performs a complete oral examination which includes digital X-rays and other kinds of imaging to ensure your mouth is healthy and your jaw bone adequately sized and strong. Jaws that have thin bone or are too narrow may be strengthened with donor tissue or other augmentation methods.

Additionally, Dr. Houser says ideal implant patients brush twice daily and floss each day to keep implant sites clear of plaque and its associated bacteria. Six-month check-ups and professional cleanings are musts. Plus, he recommends wearing a night guard if you clench or grind your teeth and stopping tobacco usage if possible--both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Find out more

You could have a strong, beautiful smile more quickly than you ever thought possible. Please contact Heritage Hunt Dental today for an implant consultation with Dr. Houser. Be sure to bring your questions about mini dental implants. Call the Gainesville, VA office at (703) 754-5800.

Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed