Mini Dental Implants Can Provide Denture Patients with Extra Support and Stability
Dr. Ardeshir Raghian can place mini dental implants at our Winnetka, IL, office to support natural-looking dentures, which are far more stable and comfortable than traditional restorations. Mini dental implants are an excellent alternative for patients who do not qualify for traditional implants but desire more stability for their restoration. Dr. Raghian has extensive experience in mini dental implant procedures, and can ensure your dentures look and feel completely natural.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are crafted from the same titanium used for traditional dental implants. Mini dental implants, however, are smaller in diameter and vary in length. These types of implants are most commonly used to secure dentures in the lower jaw, but can also facilitate crowns and bridges to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Mini dental implants can provide denture patients with much more support and stability without the need for additional surgeries such as a bone graft or sinus lift to qualify. Mini implants are less invasive, more comfortable, and require less healing time. Additionally, they require fewer visits to the dentist to place, and they are generally less expensive than traditional options.
Mini dental implants are an excellent alternative for patients who do not qualify for traditional implants but desire more stability for their dentures.
How are Mini Dental Implants Placed?
Unlike traditional implants, which can require several appointments and a lengthy healing process, mini dental implants can be immediately loaded with dentures. Because they are less invasive, the treatment results in a shorter recovery and healing time.
Dr. Raghian will take a series of x-rays or imaging scans to determine the optimal location for your implants, and then place each post into a small hole in the jawbone. If you already have traditional dentures, they can be sent to our local laboratory for modification. In the meantime, the doctor will affix a temporary denture to your implants so you have full functionality and stability. It can take up to two weeks for the modification process. Once complete, you will return to our office and Dr. Raghian will replace the temporary denture with your modified restoration.
Who is a Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?
If you currently wear traditional dentures and would like a more stable option, mini dental implants may be an appropriate solution. Mini dental implants are ideal for patients who do not qualify for traditional dental implants and do not (or cannot, due to health reasons) want to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift. These procedures are not always an option for some patients, and they can increase the overall expenses of dental implants. For these patients, mini dental implants are a great alternative.
Weighing the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants offer a quicker procedure and much shorter recovery period than traditional dentures. They are also less invasive and generally more affordable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with greater stability, which can make chewing and speaking easier. Dentures affixed to mini dental implants have no risk of slipping out of place, and are much easier to care for than traditional dentures. With stable dentures, you can smile with confidence and will likely experience a significant improvement in your quality of life.
Learn More During Your Consultation
Mini dental implants can provide you with the long-lasting stability you want from your dentures. Dr. Raghian is one of the top periodontists in the area with extensive experience placing high-quality implants and restorations. Contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation for mini dental implants.
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