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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?

How Are Mini Dental Implants Different To Normal Dental Implants?

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

4546258_blogIf you’re searching for an innovative means of replacing lost teeth and you long for a natural looking result, mini dental implants could be the ideal choice. Mini dental implants are a smaller version of traditional implants, a hugely popular tooth replacement treatment.

About mini dental implants

Mini dental implants, as you can probably guess from the name, are small dental implants, which are used to anchor new teeth. Like traditional implants, mini dental implants are designed to replace the lost tooth root.

Mini implants different to traditional implants in size, but they also require a less invasive procedure and this means that treatment time is also shorter in most cases. Mini implants are commonly recommended for people who may not be the best candidates for normal implant treatment due to a lack of bone density in the jaw bone; they are easier to tolerate than larger implants and can be connected to dentures to provide optimum stability.

Mini implants and dentures

Mini implants are commonly recommended for patients who have experienced difficulties with dentures in the past and those who are looking for an effective solution to replace lost teeth. Traditionally, dentures are held in place by the suction of the gums, but with implants, they can be secured much more firmly.

With implants, the new teeth are stabilised in the same way as natural teeth; the implants act as the root and there is no risk of the denture sliding or becoming loose. The stability of the denture also increases its power, so you can enjoy a wider range of foods and gain peace of mind when you eat. Implants also create natural looking results, so you can feel confident when you smile.

If you’d like to find out if mini implants are for you or you’d like to book a consultation, call now or fill in the quick and simple enquiry form on our website.

Replace Missing Teeth With Mini Dental Implants

Friday, December 26th, 2014

2797271_blogIf you’re searching for a tooth replacement treatment, which offers both reliability and innovation, mini dental implants could be the perfect choice.

What are mini dental implants?

Mini implants, as the name suggests, are miniature versions of traditional dental implants. Mini implants are easier to tolerate than larger implants and this often makes them a viable option for patients who may have been advised against traditional implants due to lack of bone density in the jaw bone.

Mini implants can also be attached to dentures to provide greater stability and they often prove a really effective solution for patients who have had trouble with ill-fitting dentures in the past. With implant-retained dentures, the dentures are supported by mini implants and this means that they are held firmly in place and cannot slip.

How are mini implants fitted?

The procedure to fit mini implants is less invasive than traditional implants and recovery time is quicker. We usually carry out the procedure under local anaesthetic, but we can also provide sedation for patients who feel nervous or apprehensive. We use a highly accurate, minimally-invasive technique to gently place the implants in sockets in the jaw bone. The head of the implants protrude through the gum tissue and can be attached to a new restoration, such as a denture.

Treatment usually involves a single procedure and you can enjoy the benefits straightaway, rather than having to wait for months like you do with most traditional implant systems. After the implants have been fitted, they can be attached to the denture immediately and you can enjoy your new smile, as well as eating and speaking with ease and confidence.

If you’d like to find out more about mini dental implants or you’re keen to book a consultation, bob in when you’re next in Leeds or simply give us a call. Your City Dental dentist will be able to talk you through the process, highlight the pros and cons and carry out test to check your suitability for treatment.

Let Us Introduce The Mini Dental Implant System In Central Leeds

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

2797271_blogWe’re very happy to offer our patients mini dental implants in the heart of Leeds. These innovative appliances really are testament to the belief that good things come in small packages!

About mini dental implants

Mini dental implants are as the name suggests, mini in terms of size.; they are made from titanium and they are used to replace the root of a missing tooth. Mini implants are often recommended when there is insufficient bone mass to support a larger implant; mini implants are also commonly used to support a denture and they provide amazing levels of stability.

How are mini dental implants fitted?

Having mini implants fitted is less invasive than traditional implant treatment and there is nothing to worry about; we simply place the mini implants into sockets in the jaw bone using a specialist minimally invasive technique. Usually, implant treatment requires months of healing; however, with mini implants, this is not the case, as the implants can be fitted without creating an incision in the gums. The head of the implant remains exposed and we are able to attach the denture shortly afterwards.

Why choose mini dental implants?

Mini implants offer many of the same benefits as traditional implants; both treatments last a very long time, both provide amazing aesthetics and exceptional levels of stability and functionality and both are easy to maintain. The procedure to fit mini implants is les invasive and this means that healing is quicker; the process is also less daunting for patients who suffer from anxiety.

Implants help to solve many of the issues commonly raised by patients with dentures. With implants in place to secure and support the denture, there is no risk of a denture slipping, the denture will feel more stable and you can enjoy increased bite power and improved speech. Implants also help to improve the overall facial aesthetic, as well as the look of the smile, as they provide greater support for the cheeks and lips to create more definition.

Am I a suitable candidate for mini dental implants?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

2433646_sDental implants have become very popular over the course of the last decade and they are hailed by most dentists as the best alternative to natural teeth; however, in some cases, standard implants are not suitable. If this is the case, there is no need to panic and start looking at other options, as mini implants could be the perfect solution. In essence, mini implants are the same as traditional implants, but they are smaller. Like standard implants, mini implants are made from titanium and they are placed in the jaw. In many cases, mini implants are suitable for patients who cannot tolerate full-sized implants and they are hugely beneficial for patients with dentures, as they provide much greater levels of support for the denture. Implant-retained dentures hold the denture firmly in place, so you can rest assured that your denture will never come loose or slip while you are eating or speaking; as the implants anchor the denture in the same way as a tooth root anchors a natural tooth, the bite power of the denture is also maximised. If you have thought about having dental implants or you have experienced issues with dentures in the past, it may be worth considering mini implants. Call City Dental today to find about this impressive modern treatment for missing teeth.