Needing Denture Repairs? Mini Dental Implants Can Help.
A failing traditional denture may put you in an awkward situation. The best way to secure dentures today is with an implant system, but you have a lot invested in your traditional dentures — and they still look good except for the one place where they are starting to come loose.
A mini dental implants prosthodontist can use dental implant technology to secure those dentures at a fraction of the cost of a full set of dental implants. You might be wondering what a mini dental implant is. Mini dental implants are smaller than regular implants and can be used to anchor your traditional dentures.
Mini Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure your prosthodontist will perform can be completed all in one day. It is considered minimally invasive and requires a shorter healing time than full dental implants.
Usually, four small implants are placed. The procedure is easier than with regular implants, which are 3.75 mm. The mini implants can be as small as 1.8 mm, so they go in faster and with less drilling. With the implants in place, your dentures are fitted and secured to them.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
There are several reasons you may opt for mini dental implants. These are just a few:
- Minimally invasive — Some people are not able to tolerate dental procedures under general anesthesia due to medical conditions. Mini dental implants are placed using just a local sedative, the same as when you get a cavity filled.
- Inexpensive — Mini dental implants are far less expensive than full implants. They are just a tiny version of this great technology, but for some, mini dental implants are enough to make the difference in denture fit and comfort they need.
- Reuse current dentures — Mini dental implants allow you to reuse your existing dentures instead of getting a whole new set of artificial teeth. In cases where the dentures are still in good shape and fit relatively well, this is a comforting advantage. When the procedure is done, you don’t have to get used to a new prosthetic device.
- Improved strength — Dental implants are stronger and fit tighter than traditional dentures. Mini dental implants will be a permanent solution to your denture fitting problems. Rather than continue to struggle with dentures that loosen up continually as your jaw loses muscle and bone mass, you can get mini dental implants and know the problem is solved.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
SDNJ is the mini implant prosthodontist in Manalapan, New Jersey that can help you with all of your dental implant needs. Call today for an appointment.