Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are ideal for tooth replacement in narrow locations. If you need replacement of smaller teeth, incisors, lower jaw denture stabilization, or other stabilization devices, mini implants may be right for you.
What Are Mini Dental Implants Used For?
Mini dental implants are used to encourage oral health. They are ideal for:
- Smaller teeth
- Teeth in front
- Narrow areas where teeth are located
They are also capable of strengthening jaws weakened by bone loss. Denture wearers may find the fit of their dentures can be improved, making eating, speaking, and even smiling more comfortable.
How Are Mini Dental Implants Different from Traditional Implants?
Mini dental implants are about half the size of standard dental implants. The difference in size is significant for people who have suffered from substantial bone loss. If enough bone has deteriorated, traditional implants may not be as viable an option. The implants do not contain a screw, and the installation is less invasive. Installation time is faster, often done in one visit, and recovery time is shorter. They also more cost-effective.
How Are Dentures Attached to Mini Implants?
When mini implants are used for denture stabilization, they work by providing a secure landing for the dentures. The implants are a single piece that sticks out of the gums and connects to a hole inside of the dentures. The secure fit eliminates common denture irritations and inconveniences such as clicking, movement, popping out, or loose fit. Implants also require no adhesive for denture use. They are cleaned like regular teeth.
How Many Mini Implants Are Needed to Secure Dentures?
Six implants are typically required for upper dentures, and six are also required for lower dentures. Whether more implants can be added to further reinforce the fit is dependent on the degree of bone loss there is. Partial dentures only need implants where the dentures are worn.
You are able to have a more comfortable denture wearing experience with mini dental implants. Our experts can determine if you would make a good candidate for the devices. For more information, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our qualified team at Carnegie Dental in Victoria, BC, today!