More than 25 percent of people over age 65 have no teeth, and 65 percent of adults have lost one or more teeth. When you lose a tooth to injury, decay, or disease, you can also sacrifice your quality of life. Teeth contribute to your appearance, self-confidence, and good health. Missing teeth allow remaining teeth to shift out of position, which can cause bite issues and strain remaining teeth. When the jawbone does not have teeth in place, it deteriorates.
Replacement teeth can renew your smile and dental health. Although you can choose traditional dentures, these appliances can take some getting used to and the fit may not be as comfortable as you would like. Mini-dental implants provide a stable, attractive smile.
What is a mini-dental implant?
These miniature titanium posts have a round head and are positioned into your jawbone. Your denture will have parallel holes drilled in the prosthesis. After implant placement, you can snap the device into place, and the denture will rest gently on your gums.
Can you insert mini-dental implants in the upper jaw?
Usually, the dense lower jaw provides a better environment for the implants. Because the upper denture is usually more secure anyway, mini-dental implants aren’t used very often for the upper jaw.
What are the benefits of mini-dental implants?
Ill-fitting dentures can create pain, make you feel self-conscious, and limit diet. Mini-dental implants eliminate these issues.
How long is the procedure for mini-dental implants?
Typically, the process takes less than an hour and involves little trauma. Patients can usually try out their new smiles immediately.