ike regular dental implants, mini implants are made of metal alloys that are well tolerated by the body. Mini implants are more slender than those of regular dental implants and are mostly used to improve the retention and stability of removable dentures. The base of the denture will engage the slender implants and also rest on the gums. Mini implants can greatly improve your ability to eat and speak with a denture especially when used with a denture on the lower jaw.
When used to support a removable denture, four to six mini dental implant posts are placed in the jaw without making a surgical incision. Your existing denture is adjusted and made to “snap” down onto the implants. Unlike conventional dental implants, which often require a longer healing period and multiple visits, a mini dental implant-supported denture often can be placed in one visit. You can leave the office with a solid denture and generally can begin eating the same day. Mini dental implants also cost significantly less than regular implants.
If you have dentures that are too hard to eat or talk with, ask us how mini implants can transform the fit of your existing dentures.