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Did you Know There Are Smaller Dental Implants?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

shutterstock_331993526Sometimes, traditional dental implants are not suitable for patients due to a lack of strong tissue in the jawbone. If there isn’t enough dense jaw bone tissue, the implant may fail. It is possible to carry out bone grafting, but another option that may be recommended is mini implants. As you may have guessed from the name, mini implants are smaller versions of traditional implants. They are often a viable solution for patients who have been advised against having standard implants.

What exactly are mini implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods, which are similar to screws. They are implanted into sockets in the jaw bone and their role is to act as a new root. Once the artificial root has integrated into the bone tissue, a new tooth can be attached. The tooth crown is replaced by a crown, a bridge or a denture. Mini implants are essentially the same as traditional implants, but they are smaller, and that makes them easier to tolerate. If you don’t have dense tissue in the jaw bone, it may not be possible for your jaw to support a standard implant, but a mini implant may represent a brilliant alternative.

Mini implants are most commonly used to support a denture, and they can offer increased stability, improved functionality and amazing aesthetics. With a normal denture, the appliance is held by the natural suction of the gums, but with implants, the denture is stabilised by artificial roots. This means that there is no risk of the denture coming loose and you can enjoy complete peace of mind. It also enhances the strength of the denture, so you don’t need to worry about changing your diet.

If you’d like to find out more about mini implants, or you’re keen to see if you’re a viable candidate for treatment, get in touch with us today!

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.

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.

The benefits of having Mini-implants fitted in the City of Leeds

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Grandparent and daughterSince the day that dental implants came along, they were a revelation to tooth loss and they seemed to be the ultimate answer to dentures. But as technology refined this procedure, implants have been taken to a different level, especially the tiny ones. Full-on implants do an amazing job when it comes to tooth loss, but then so does the mini-implants of the world. These have been utilised in all areas of dentistry. For a start, in the city of Leeds, mini-implants can be planted into your jaw in no time what-so-ever- in just a couple of hours with the minimal of damage and they play great roles in the problem of tooth loss as well. They help to give better strength to dental bridges and improve their longevity. They can be a solid way of supporting small crowns when a tooth has been lost. But the revelation of having a mini or two fitted has helped to improve the freedom of denture wearers: a few of these strategically placed in the mouth can lock a denture firmly into the mouth and again, give tremendous strength and support.

Choosing the Mini Implant in Central Leeds

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Mini-implants have become a bit of a celebrity in their own right in central Leeds although they came to be so through a stroke of fate.

They were only intended to be temporary, giving way later to their bigger brother, but it was soon discovered that they were quite useful themselves.

Firstly they are very easy to fit, (some dentists claim only 10 minutes) and they do the minimal of damage to the gums and jawbone, making them instantly available to use. One of the other advantages is that the jaw doesn’t require a bone graft, so this tiny titanium spike can be placed straight away.

Its was first used for replacing small teeth, but its greatest triumph has come for those among us that wear dentures. If the jaw is fitted with a number of mini-implants, the altered denture simply locates onto the spike, holding it firmly locked to the inside of the mouth and sometimes they are used to lock in dental bridges.

Of course, the benefit of a ‘mini’ is that it is a sight-more cheaper than a larger implant, as well as being easy to fit. Most dentists carry out this procedure so you should book a session with your dentists and find out about your suitability for this treatment.


Dentists in Central Leeds successfully replace missing teeth with mini implants

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The recognition that missing teeth need to be replaced is not a new one. For as long as humans have been on the earth they have realised that a full set of teeth (even if some of them are false) is a huge benefit when it comes to eating and talking. In the dim and distant past, humans used to use bits of wood or rock or sometimes animal teeth or bones to replicate lost teeth. Thankfully modern methods are far more sophisticated than this.
Mini implants are the most secure and stable way of getting your lost teeth replaced and they have become very popular as a result. Patients are attracted to them because of the way that, once fitted with implants, you won’t even have to think about the fact that one or some of your teeth are not your own.
In an operation which requires local anaesthetic, your dentist will make a careful incision in your gum and place the implants beneath the gum and against the jaw bone. It is placed thusly so that the titanium implant can ‘osseointegrate’ with the bone. That is the really clever part of implants: they effectively become part of the mouth and are a really stable housing for the false teeth which can be mounted there.
Equally adept at replacing a single missing tooth or in combination with dental bridges to replace multiple lost teeth, mini dental implants are adaptable. You will be a suitable candidate for implants – regardless of age – if you are in good health and so able to cope with the operation in your Central Leeds dentist surgery and then see through the healing.