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Too Busy for Long Dental Procedures? Fix Your Smile Now with Teeth-in-an-Hour

If you have a missing tooth, you probably want to get it fixed ASAP. But if you’re busy — say, a parent with a full-time job — you probably don’t have time for dental procedures that are long and sometimes even span several months (like traditional dental implants). 

The good news is that you can get your missing tooth replaced in as little as 60 minutes. With mini dental implants — which Dr. Husam Elias and his team at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts like to call Teeth-in-an-Hour — your new tooth is just one easy office visit away. 

What are mini dental implants?

As you might infer from the name, mini dental implants are dental implants that are, well, miniature. They’re smaller and simpler than their traditional counterpart, not to mention less time-intensive and less invasive. 

Mini dental implants, also called denture-retention implants, are more affordable and are best used for single-tooth replacement. They are a sturdy, long-lasting alternative to partial dentures, bridges, and crowns. 

Mini dental implants vs. traditional dental implants

Mini dental implants and traditional dental implants vary in quite a few ways. Let’s look at the similarities and differences between these two tooth-replacement procedures. 

Teeth-in-an-Hour involves two simple parts: a titanium rod with a ball on the end (to support a fake tooth) and a rubber O-ring that attaches the tooth to the rod. Mini dental implants are typically half the diameter of a traditional implant, and they’re often used for people who have naturally small teeth or a small space to accommodate a new fake tooth. 

Traditional implants, on the other hand, consist of a titanium rod and an abutment — two pieces versus one.

Mini dental implants are far less expensive than traditional implants, making them much more accessible to patients. The average price can range from $500 to $1500, while the cost of traditional implants ranges from $4000 to $6000. 

Perhaps the biggest difference is that Teeth-in-an-Hour implants are less invasive than traditional implants. Traditional implants can take up to a year to complete, depending on whether you need bone grafting and how long your bone fusion takes. Traditional implants also require invasive incisions, anesthesia, and a long recovery period. 

Teeth-in-an-Hour requires only minor incisions, if any at all, and can be completed in a single appointment with Dr. Elias. The recovery period is short, and you’ll be able to return to your usual oral hygiene routine and diet soon after the procedure. 

Are you a good candidate?

If Dr. Elias could recommend mini dental implants to every patient with a missing tooth, he would. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for Teeth-in-an-Hour. However, you might be a great candidate for mini dental implants if: 

To learn more about Teeth-in-an-Hour, schedule a consultation at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts. You can either call us or request an appointment online.

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