So what are Mini Dental Implants? Mini Dental Implants are very small titanium screws that are placed into your jaw directly and allow us to securely snap your denture (or tooth) into place. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation that allows your denture (usually lower denture) to SNAP on tightly and securely.
Getting a Mini Dental Implant at Nosehill Dental Centre is quick and easy! It can often be performed in as little as one visit with minimal use of anesthetics (or oral conscious sedation). First, we ask you to come in for an initial no-charge consultation and we then explore your treatment options for your specific condition.
An ideal candidate for a Mini-Implants has strong, healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. This is especially important as the Mini-Implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone structure in your mouth.
A major benefit of Mini Dental Implants is that they can be used immediately. Once your Mini-Implant is placed you can often attach your denture the same day. Another benefit is that they are highly affordable (often 50% less than traditional implants). And with over a 90% success rate, your “down time” is minimized. Mini Dental Implants are also very non-invasive and don’t require as much bone as conventional implants (to attach to). They also help preserve the bone that is left.
What can Mini Dental Implants be used for?
- Secure Upper and Lower Dentures
- Replace a Single Missing Tooth (usually lower anterior tooth)
- Get rid of a metal partial dentures
We are often asked ‘how secure are Mini Dental Implants’?
The answer to this is that a Mini-Implant is like putting a screw into a piece of wood. The Mini-Implants are placed into the jawbone and in a few weeks attach themselves solidly to the bone, ensuring long term stability. Periodic follow-up visits are scheduled so that we can monitor your Mini-Implants and ensure that you are experiencing a comfortable fit.
Mini-Implants are preferably used in the lower jaw area as they solve a lot of problems associated with lower denture use. Lower dentures are sometimes called ‘floaters’ because they literally seem to float in the mouth and this can cause such embarrassment that some people don’t even wear them! Loose lower dentures can make it so difficult and painful to eat that some people actually become malnourished. This is where Mini-Implants really solve the problem of lower dentures.
Why choose Mini Dental Implants?
- If you are experiencing instability with your dentures.
- Are you using denture adhesive?
- Do you find your lower denture uncomfortable?
- Are you having problems eating with your dentures?
- Do you want something that is more esthetically pleasing?
At Nosehill Dental Centre, we are pleased to now offer our valued clients this valuable service. So please call us at (403) 241-1900 if you would like to explore with us how Mini-Implants may be able to help you!