Mini implants can be a treatment option for patients with loose and uncomfortable dentures that move and don’t fit correctly.
Ill-fitting dentures can often result in painful ulcers and can move and slip while talking. It's not hard to imagine how this can bring on embarrassment and self-doubts. At Painfree Dentistry, we offer the best patient care possible, providing high-quality dental implants that will look and feel natural so you can eat, talk, and laugh more easily.
What Are Mini Implants?
Mini implants are made of biocompatible titanium, exactly like regular dental implants, the only difference being the size. As the name suggests, mini implants are smaller and thinner than regular-sized ones.
Each mini implant is made of a post and socket. Due to the small implants' size, they can also be placed in narrow arches. Since mini implants are slight and easily fitted, they are ideal for denture support and tooth replacement.
Mini implants can be fitted in one visit, with local anaesthesia and without stitches.
Mini Implants for Dentures
Dentists use mini implants to stabilize dentures since smaller implants can provide stability due to the added fixed points.
The added support stops the dentures rocking and sliding when eating, talking, speaking, and more. Mini implants are quicker and more cost-effective, meaning patients can have comfortable and durable dentures with less healing time and fewer visits to Painfree Dentistry.
Mini Implants for Teeth Replacement
Every patient is different. In some cases, patients have lost much bone mass, making regular implants a poor option as there is not enough bone to support them. Regular implants require multiple appointments and possibly a bone graft.
In cases like these, mini implants can be the best treatment method. Mini implants are often not suitable for fixing single teeth and multi teeth bridges due to their size. If mini implants are the best method, Dr Elie Alam will discuss the options available to you.
Caring for Your Mini Implants
For your implants to succeed, you need to care for them correctly. The general rule is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss just as you would with your normal teeth. This will keep your new teeth and implants healthy and looking great.
You can discuss dental hygiene and receive more information on caring for mini implants with your dental team.
Would You Like More Stable Dentures?
Removable dentures can slip and fall out, and over time will need to be relined or replaced.
Mini implants are a low-cost and simpler alternative to fix your dentures and more. Contact Painfree Dentistry to hear more about our mini implant treatments. Our helpful team will help you start your journey to the perfect smile.