What Are Mini Dental Implants for Dentures?

Posted by Streamside Dental on Apr 13 2022, 08:24 AM

What Are Mini Dental Implants for Dentures?

Mini implant dentures are a type of dental implant that is quite smaller in size to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or to stabilize dentures. As the name implies, they have a similar structure that resembles regular implants, but in a miniature form. They comprise a one-piece screw that is less than 3mm in diameter and has a ball-shaped structure on the exposed ends of the jawbone.

Benefits of Mini Dental Implants For Dentures

  • Less invasive surgery than traditional dental implants
  • Quick recovery time
  • Less expensive than traditional dental implants
  • Requires less jawbone density as mini dental implants are smaller in size
  • Can avoid the need for the bone grafting procedure
  • Quality outcomes
  • Suitable to fit into smaller areas of the mouth

Procedure for Mini Implant Dentures

Initially, the dentist examines the dental X-rays to determine where the implants need to be placed. The patient receives a local anesthetic to numb the gums, jaw, and surrounding teeth. A small incision is made in your jaw and a small metal dental post is placed with great precision. Then, replacement teeth are attached to the post and ensure they are properly placed. They do not require sutures or stitches and the extra procedure may be based on the oral health of a person.

Caring for Mini Implant Dentures

Mini implant dentures may last for a few years when compared to traditional implants. They are immediate-loading implants and are meant to be temporary replacements for extracted teeth. We should care about mini implant dentures as your natural teeth and make them last for a longer period.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily as natural teeth
  • Floss everyday
  • Schedule routine dental visits 
  • Use fluoride toothpaste if plaque buildup over your teeth
  • Avoid sticky and crunchy food following the implant procedure
  • Use over-the-counter pain reliever prescribed by the dentist to manage the pain, swelling after the procedure
  • Seek professional help with unexpected signs after the procedure, such as severe pain, loosening teeth, numbness, and sensitivity.

Mini Implants are the best option for those who do not have enough jawbone space and the ability to undergo extensive surgery to replace the missing tooth. If you are looking for the best solution to keep dentures stable in your mouth, choose mini dental implants. 

Visit STREAMSIDE DENTAL at 51 Eagle Rd, A1 Avon, Eagle-Vail, Colorado 81657, to check whether mini dental implants are the right option for your missing tooth. Call us to book an appointment at (970) 479-0408.

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