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How Mini Implants provide security and stability with less healing time

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

shutterstock_474706399Dental 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.

5 Marvellous Facts About Mini Implants

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Surprised manDental implants have taken the world of modern dentistry by storm. As well as traditional implants, we are delighted to offer mini dental implants. If you already have a denture or you’re interested in tooth replacement treatments, mini implants may be an option worth considering. If you’d like to learn more, here are five marvellous facts about mini implants you might find interesting:

  1. Mini implants are often used to anchor dentures: dentures are an excellent solution for missing teeth, but they’re not perfect. Dentures can slip and slide if they become damaged or worn and they don’t offer the same level of functionality as strong natural teeth. Mini implants offer a solution to these problems. With implants, the denture is secured firmly. There’s no risk of slipping and you can enjoy much more control and stability when you’re speaking and eating.
  2. Mini implants may be suitable for patients who can’t have traditional implants: traditional implants aren’t a viable option for everyone. If you don’t have sufficient bone mass in the jaw to support a traditional implant, you don’t have to rule out treatment. Mini implants are much easier to tolerate than traditional implants, which are larger.
  3. Mini implant treatment can be completed in a single session: unlike most forms of implant treatment, mini implants and a new denture can be placed in a single session. This enables you to enjoy your new smile straight away.
  4. A mini implant is designed to act like a tooth root: implants are specially designed to stabilise and support new prosthetic teeth in the same way a root anchors a natural tooth.
  5. The procedure to fit mini implants is minimally-invasive: we use a minimally-invasive technique to place mini implants. The implants are fitted into the jawbone, with the heads of the implant protruding through the gum tissue. The head is then attached to the denture.

Get Great-Looking Teeth with Mini Implants

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

3177025_blogTry an alternative teeth solution with mini implants at City Dental.

With technology advancing on a daily basis, dentists and their patients are getting spoilt for choice with a variety of different dental treatments. From transparent removable aligners to porcelain veneers, there’s a dental solution out there matched to your needs. But have you heard of mini implants?

What are mini implants?

Used to support dentures and crowns, mini implants are placed using a simple non-surgical approach – and the sheer ease of this procedure means you can have it done in the morning and have full use of them by evening. Lasting about 90 minutes in total, a light anaesthetic is injected into the gums, followed by the insertion of the implants either into the gum or bone. The implants are then screwed into the bone and able to accommodate dentures immediately after surgery. Because of this, mini implants have proven to be very successful, as opposed to the three to six month healing time that comes with the standard implants.

How can I get them?

Firstly, seek out a professional trained within the field of mini implants. This type of procedure may not be suitable for you, so it’s always best to talk to an experienced practitioner who can carry out an oral health examination as well as evaluate your medical history. Whilst you can have mini implants done once the bones have stopped growing, those with certain medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes or periodontal disease may need further treatment before the implants can be fitted.

Magnificent Mini Implants

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

iStock_000001998629XSmallAt City Dental Leeds, we’re delighted to offer a range of terrific tooth replacement treatments including magnificent mini implants. As you may have guessed, these are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. If you’re looking for an effective, long-term solution for lost teeth or troublesome dentures, these innovative devices could be just the ticket.

What exactly are mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. These light, titanium prostheses are inserted into openings in the jaw bone to replace the missing tooth root. Once they have settled into the bone tissue, implants can then be connected to a new restoration that replaces the visible section of the tooth (the crown). Traditional dental implants require strong, dense bone tissue to enable them to integrate fully. If you lack density in your jaw bone and are unable to tolerate a traditional implant, mini implants may be the way forward.

Mini implants are commonly attached to dentures to provide a stable, long-term solution for patients who have multiple missing teeth. Mini implants are easier to tolerate than traditional implants and the procedure is quicker and less invasive.

How are mini implants fitted?

We usually fit mini dental implants under local anaesthetic or light sedation. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves a very advanced surgical technique. The head of the implant is left exposed and this is attached to the new restoration.

The benefits of mini implants for denture wearers

Dentures have been an effective replacement for missing natural teeth for many years. However, they can be problematic. Mini implants offer an extremely stable base for dentures, giving the patient the opportunity to enjoy enhanced oral function, amazing aesthetics and the peace of mind that their denture will never come loose. Implants also offer much greater stability than the suction of the gums and this means that the denture has a much more comfortable fit.

If you like the sound of mini implants, why not pop in and see us or call and book an appointment?

Marvellous Mini Implants

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

529808_blogMini dental implants are a marvellous solution for missing teeth and they could be just the treatment to restore your smile and fill you with confidence.

About mini dental implants

As you can probably guess from the name, mini dental implants are smaller versions of traditional implants. They are smaller in stature and this makes them easier to tolerate. Mini implants are often recommended for patients who have issues with traditional dental implants because of a lack of dense bone tissue in the jaw. If the jaw lacks density, the implant may fail as it may not be able to integrate fully. With mini implants, the chance of failure is much lower.

Mini dental implants are most commonly used to anchor a denture and they offer a host of benefits for patients, especially those who have had problems with traditional dentures in the past.

The benefits of mini implants

Mini dental implants offer much greater stability than a traditional denture, as the denture is supported by the implants, rather than the suction of the gums. Implants also increase the power of the denture, allowing you to enjoy the same level of functionality as natural teeth. Your smile will also look incredible and the implants will also have a positive effect on the overall look of your face, as they will provide additional support for the cheeks, creating a more youthful look.

The procedure for mini implants is quicker and less invasive than traditional dentures and you can enjoy the results faster. Implants are also easy to care for.

What does the placement procedure involve?

Placement of the mini dental implants usually only involves one session and we are able to offer light sedation or local anaesthetic to ensure that you feel comfortable and don’t experience any pain. We use a very precise surgical technique to place the implants, leaving the head of the implant exposed through the gum. Once the implants are in place, the denture is then secured onto the head of the implants.

If you’d like to find out more about mini dental implants and see if they are a good match for you, call today and we can arrange a consultation.

Use Miraculous Mini Implants To Support Your Leeds Smile

Friday, October 17th, 2014

2797271_blogHave your dreams of dental implants been shattered? Are you sick of ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures? If so, we may have a solution. Mini dental implants are suitable for most patients and they provide a solution for patients who lack bone density to support traditional implants, as well as those who have had troubles with dentures in the past.

About mini dental implants

Mini dental implants are simply smaller versions of traditional implants; they are often recommended for patients who are unable to tolerate traditional implants as a result of insufficient bone tissue in the jaw and they can also be used to anchor dentures to create a more stable tooth replacement. The procedure for placing mini implants is much less invasive and straightforward than larger implants.

Implant-retained dentures

Dentures are very effective and many patients have absolutely no problem with them; however, many patients who have dentures report issues with the fit and comfort factor and implant-retained dentures can prove a very innovative and useful alternative to traditional dentures. Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are held in place by mini implants, rather than the suction of the gums. They provide much greater stability and security and they also increase the power of the denture, which means that you can enjoy a wider range of foods and complete peace of mind when you’re eating.

If you are thinking about swapping your denture or you’re interested in finding out more about mini dental implants or implant-retained dentures, call us today or bob in and see us when you’re next in Leeds!

Take A Step In The Right Direction With Miraculous Mini Implants

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

3177025_blogWe are delighted to offer our patients miraculous mini implants. You may have heard about the incredible benefits of dental implant treatment and now you can enjoy all these perks in miniature form. They say that good things come in small packages and we couldn’t agree more!

Mini implants are a really effective solution for tooth loss and they are often suitable for patients who have been warned against traditional implants due to insufficient bone density in the jaw. Mini implants are easier to tolerate and they can be attached to different kinds of restoration, making them a viable option for many patients who have lost teeth.

About mini implants

Mini implants, as the name suggests, are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. Implants are small titanium prostheses, which are inserted into sockets in the jaw bone to act as replacement tooth roots. Once the implants are anchored into the jaw bone, they can be attached to different types of restoration, including dentures.

Mini implants require less bone tissue than larger implants and the treatment process is less invasive, as these implants can be planted straight through the gums without the need to make an incision. This also means that healing time is much shorter.

Implant-retained dentures

One of the best uses of mini implants is to anchor dentures firmly in place; with implant-retained dentures, the denture is held in place by implants, as opposed to being secured in place by suction provided by the gums and this offers much greater stability and security. Many of our patients who opt for mini implants appreciate the peace of mind and enhanced functionality they get with implant-retained dentures.

If you are interested in finding out about the wonders of mini implants, call us and look your consultation now!

Discover The Convenience Of Mini-Dental Implants

Monday, August 4th, 2014

2607696_blogA lot is known about the stability that full size dental implants provide but not as many people are aware of the smaller variety – mini dental implants. They are really great for patients unable to cope with full sized dental implants through lack of bone density. Mini-implants can help you smile with confidence once more.

Mini dental implants

Made from titanium, just like regular dental implants, they act as a replacement for the root of your tooth. Different types of dental restorations can be held in place securely by mini implants but they are most commonly used to secure dentures in place.

Traditional dentures are only secured in place through suction and can be painful and discouraging for some. Mini implant retained dentures erase discomfort, allowing you to enjoy your food as you would with your natural teeth.

The benefits

If you love food, and don’t want to experience the embarrassment of your denture falling out as you speak or eat then mini dental implant retained dentures could be for you. They don’t  cover the roof of the mouth like traditional dentures to be held in place. This means you can enjoy your favourite foods and maintain your dignity without any fear of the dentures falling out. This stability is key to many City Leeds patients dental well being.

Mini Implants Offer Leeds An Alternative Smile

Friday, June 13th, 2014

3177025_blogMini dental implants are a smaller version of the hugely popular dental implant treatment; they are often suitable for patients who cannot tolerate full implants and also provide an excellent option for patients with dentures.

Mini implants work in the same way as dental implants, but they are smaller and therefore easier to tolerate. In some cases, patients are advised against having full implants, but often they are suitable candidates for mini implants; this is often the case when there is a lack of bone density in the jaw bone.

What are the advantages of mini implants?

Mini implants offer the same benefits of traditional implants in that they provide great, natural looking aesthetics, they offer durability and they are extremely functional, but the procedure is less invasive and results can be enjoyed faster.

Mini implants are often an ideal choice for patients who have dentures, as the implants can be attached to the denture to offer greater stability and improved function. Rather than being held in place purely by the suction power of the gums, the denture is supported by the implants and this means that there is absolutely no risk of it slipping or sliding. With implants there to stabilise the denture, you can also enjoy more power when you eat and no foods are off limits.

If you’ve had trouble with dentures in the past or you are looking for a long-term, effective solution for missing teeth, call us today to find out more about mini implants.

Mini-Marvels: Implants Offer Yorkshire Greater Comfort

Friday, May 9th, 2014

2607696_blogMini dental implants are the smaller version of traditional dental implants; they are suitable for patients who may not be able to tolerate full implants because they lack dense bone tissue in the jaw. With mini implants, we can restore your smile and enable you to enjoy a wide range of foods again!

About mini implants

Mini dental implants are made from titanium and they are designed to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Mini implants can be attached to different restorations, but they are usually used to support dentures. With implants in place, the denture is secured much more firmly that traditional dentures, which are held in place only by the suction of the gums.

The treatment process

Mini implants are placed into openings in the jaw bone using a very precise and minimally invasive technique. We can carry out the procedure under local anaesthetic or mild sedation, so you should not feel a thing. The heads of the implants are left exposed and then attached to the base of the denture.

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures offer patients a whole host of benefits. These dentures are much more stable and secure than normal dentures and they give you much more power, which comes in handy for enjoying your favourite foods. There is also no risk of your denture coming loose, which reduces the risk of irritation and enables you to enjoy complete peace of mind that your denture will remain in place, even if you are treating yourself to a nice steak or a piece of crusty bread.

If you’ve had problems with dentures in the past or you have put up with missing teeth for a long time, mini dental implants could be an ideal choice. Call us today to arrange a consultation and we will explain how the treatment works, go through the pros and cons and check that you are a good match for mini implants.