All the advantages of implants in general but with shorter healing time and lower costs.
Dental implants are highly regarded as the most effective and lifelike restorative option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Their structure – which mimics the root of a missing tooth – aids in the conservation of bone tissue in the jaw. Mini dental implants, frequently used to secure a full denture, are an exceptional choice for patients who are not candidates for traditional implant placement.
Advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art surgical center.
If you are not happy with your dentures or are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for mini dental implants.
About Mini Dental Implants
What are the benefits of Mini Dental Implants?
As their name implies, mini dental implants are smaller than traditional dental implants. In fact, they are typically about half the width of regular implants and can be used in narrow spaces where their traditional counterparts will not fit. They are especially useful in cases in which the patient’s jaw bone tissue is insufficient for regular implants.
Edentulous patients, or those who are missing all of their teeth, have few options when it comes to replacing their dentition. Regular dentures are often uncomfortable and can slip while the patient is eating or speaking. This can be exceedingly embarrassing, leading many men and women to avoid social interactions for fear of an uncomfortable situation involving their ill-fitting prosthetic. Fortunately, the strategic placement of mini dental implants makes it possible to secure a full arch of prosthetic teeth in a way that looks and feels completely natural. The tiny posts serve as sturdy anchors for the denture, eliminating discomfort and sliding.
Compared to the surgical placement of traditional dental implants, mini implant placement is relatively quick and simple. Recovery time is also comparatively shorter and, in most cases, mini implants are more affordable. Dr. Shore prefers Zest LODI narrow diameter implants with location attachment. These implants feature the number one locator attachment or "snap" available today. They hold full or partial dentures and are extremely durable.