Mini Dental Implants Specialist

Rehoboth Health Network and Family Dentistry serves the residents of many Texas communities, including patients in New Braunfels, Seguin, Schertz, Converse, and the San Antonio metro area. The professional staff at the facility specializes in many unique procedures including the use of mini dental implants. Contact our office or book an appointment online to find out more.

Mini Dental Implants Q & A

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What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants involve the use of a small metal or titanium rod that is implanted into the jaw bone. The bone is allowed to grow around the post, securing it in place permanently. A small portion of the post will protrude above the gum line, allowing for a dental crown or fake tooth to be attached to it. The crown can be made of gold, ceramic or porcelain and is designed to look exactly like the tooth it replaced. Mini dental implants are used for both cosmetic purposes as well as a means to hold the other, surrounding teeth in place after a tooth has been lost or broken.

Why are They Used?

Mini dental implants are often used for cosmetic reasons. They offer the most benefit when it comes to keeping teeth in their original positions. When a tooth, or teeth, are lost, the teeth on either side of the opening tend to gravitate towards the hole. This primarily occurs because the teeth are firmly pressed together. Once the pressure is released, the teeth will gradually begin to shift and eventually cause disruptions in alignment and bite patterns. Using a mini dental implant to take the place of the lost tooth or teeth, creates a firm abutment that holds the teeth where they belong. Once the metal post has been put into place and secured by the jaw bone, the area is re-stabilized and the mouth continues to function as it should.

How Long Does it Take for a Mini Implant Procedure?

With the latest innovations in technology, mini dental implant procedures can be performed in less than an hour. Dentists now have the capability to perform many different procedures in a fraction of the time they used to take in the past. What took two or three visits to complete in the past, has been reduced to a 60-minute procedure that causes minimal discomfort and shortened healing times. The implantation of the stent into the jawbone and the addition of the crown require only a modest amount of anesthesia and will allow the patient to have complete restoration with only one visit.

For more information, check out these educational videos on mini dental implants.

Insurance Plans and Information

Prospective patients with no insurance or individuals who will be paying out of pockets are encouraged to call our office at 210-998-3013. Our goal is to ensure we work with you to obtain appropriate affordable quality care.

For more information regarding insurance plans and application processes, our office offers a free service to educate you about various dental insurance plans, their application process, and logistics. We offer this service free for both Medicaid patients and private insurance patients. However, we do require you to call our office to schedule a free ten minutes consult for this.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
CARE (Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees)
Careington Care Platinum
Delta Dental PPO
GEHA Connection Dental

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ReHoBoth Health Network & Family Dentistry
9160 W Farm to Market Rd 78, Suite 1B
Converse, TX 78109
Phone: 210-672-4610
Fax: 210-334-0919
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