Dental implants are an amazing innovation, but they’re not a viable option for every patient with missing teeth. Sometimes, implants cannot be recommended as a result of a lack of density and strength in the jawbone. If this is the case, it may be possible to bolster the bone using bone grafting. Another alternative is to use mini implants. Mini dental implants, as you may have guessed, are smaller versions of traditional implants.
The benefits of mini implants
Mini implants may be recommended for some patients because they cannot tolerate traditional implants. Mini implants are shorter, and as such, they don’t require support from the strongest bone tissue. We often recommend implant-retained dentures, which are dentures that are supported by mini implants, as a modern solution for tooth loss. With implants, there is absolutely no risk of the denture slipping, which gives you peace of mind, and improved tooth function. The procedure to fit mini implants is also less invasive than traditional implant treatment, and you can enjoy the results faster. Mini implants give you confidence when you smile, and they can also make you look and feel younger.
What does the procedure to fit mini implants entail?
We use minimally-invasive techniques to fit mini dental implants. Using a very precise surgical technique, we place the implant into the jaw bone. The head of the implant is exposed, and this enables your dentist to fit your denture. You won’t need stitches, and we can fit the implants and the denture in the same session.
If you like the sound of mini implants, and you’ve been searching for an effective solution for tooth loss, call us today and book a consultation. When you come and visit, we can go through the ins and outs of treatment, answer your questions and give you an idea of what you can expect if you choose to go ahead with treatment.