Mini implants are miniature titanium posts that replace the root of your tooth. A retaining fixture snaps on top of the implant. The result is a more comfortable, stable denture that eliminates worry about your teeth and lets you enjoy life.
How are mini implants different from standard sized implants?
A standard sized dental implant requires a certain amount of bone structure to place the implant. A mini implant needs less space, which allows for the use of a site that has less than adequate bone. Mini implants can often support a denture immediately.
Mini implant procedures are simple and relatively pain-free; recovery time is usually one to two days. Modifications to the denture are made on the same day the implants are placed. You can begin wearing it with your new implants the same day. Attachments are placed on the underside of the denture that connects to the implants. When placed in the mouth, the denture snaps onto the implants keeping it stable and secure.
Mini Implant Dentures: No Small Wonder!
When people lose permanent teeth due to an accident, injury, disease, or extraction dental implants can be a secure, functional replacement option. A total loss of teeth may present unique problems. These may include:
- Extreme loss of the underlying bone
- Loss of facial tissue support
- Inability to chew food properly
- Pain or dysfunction of the jaws or joints
- Difficulty in adapting psychologically to artificial teeth
- Difficulties in getting artificial teeth to fit or function comfortably
Restorative Dental Implants
When permanent teeth are lost, dental implants can offer a new lease on life. They are superior to other choices because they are solid, secure, and aesthetically pleasing. Used for nearly 35 years, they have a 90-95% proven success rate. In most cases, implants can restore complete functionality. Dental implants keep your jaw strong and youthful looking. They remove the need for diet restrictions that can be caused by dentures; it’s like having a natural smile. After the implant is placed, Dr. Florio or Dr. Kohner work hand-in-hand with your surgeon to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.