Mini dental implants can counter act the impact of constant use of dentures. Whilst dentures can provide quick solutions for missing teeth long term use can result to various problems; these problems include the discomfort of dentures rubbing against the soft tissues of the inner mouth when the dentures start to loosen, and embarrassment when the dentures move uncontrollably inside the mouth.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter when compared to traditional implants. The smaller diameter and size allow them to be used immediately after the placement procedure, usually to provide a firm anchor where dentures can be attached to (to prevent problems associated with ill fitting dentures).
Mini dental implants stabilise dentures with the use of ball attachments that are attached to the structure. The small diameter of will also be beneficial to those who have thin jaw bone ridges – where traditional dental implants may not be successfully placed..
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?
The small diameter of mini dental implants allow them to be placed using a minimally invasive procedure that does not necessitate the cutting open of gums, and stitching them up after the procedure. The minimally invasive procedure enables you to have very little to no downtime after the procedure, less pain or discomfort during and after the entire procedure, and less trauma after the entire treatment.
Mini dental implants can be used for cases when the patient does not have sufficient jaw bone structure to support traditional implants placement. Even if you have a thin jaw bone ridge, you can still enjoy the benefits often without having to undergo a complicated procedure, such as bone grafting, which can be more invasive and more expensive as well.
Mini dental implants can quickly be placed using a minimally invasive procedure – and the implants can immediately be used after the procedure is finished. This allows you to enjoy the benefits without having to wait for a few months for the implants to be healed or fully integrated with the surrounding tissues. Denture wearers can look forward to stabilised dentures immediately after the placement procedure.
The quick and minimally invasive procedure of placing the mini dental implants translates to a cheaper option, since there are no complicated (and more expensive) procedures necessary in terms of placement and since the mini implants can be placed efficiently in just a single visit to the dentist.