What are Mini-Dental Implants?
Mini-Dental Implants are made of a very strong Titanium alloy and resemble long narrow screws that are placed in the jawbone to hold dentures securely or to replace missing teeth with permanent teeth that do not come out at all Implants are the foundation for great restorations.
How are Mini-Implants different from regular implants?
Unlike traditional surgical implants, mini-implants do not require an involved surgical procedure. They are placed with no cutting of the gums, no surgical sutures, very minimal healing time and much less cost than surgical implants.
How is the procedure done?
After a small amount of local anesthetic is applied to the gums, the mini-implants are quickly placed through the gums into the jawbone. Our patients report little, if any, sensation during this process. After this, the next step is either: 1) Your dentures are made to snap onto the implants that day, or 2) If you are having fixed, permanent teeth made, a temporary will be placed and your new teeth will be placed on a second visit in three weeks.
What are the Mini-implants used for?
There are two main indications. First, is to make your dentures tight and secure so you can eat, talk and smile with confidence. Your denture then snaps in and out. Secondly, you can have your missing teeth replaced with fixed, permanent teeth that do not come out at all and be rid of your denture or partial plate forever!