You don’t have to live with loose, uncomfortable dentures that can cause so many problems. There are alternatives available, the best of which utilize mini dental implants as anchors for prosthetic teeth. Mini implant dentures offer a revolutionary solution to secure and stabilize your dentures so you can get your smile and your confidence back.
If you are interested in receiving mini dental implants, please call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you looking for solutions to your missing teeth? The following are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from patients regarding mini implant dentures. If you have questions about mini implant dentures and whether they would be a good option for you, contact our office to learn about this life-changing treatment.
What Are Mini Implant Dentures?
Mini implant dentures are a permanent solution to tooth loss. Mini implant dentures consist of mini dental implants that serve as anchors for an overdenture (or a bridge), which keep the prosthetic teeth permanently in place.
The procedure involves implanting small screws into the jawbone, which fuse with the jawbone over time to replace your natural tooth roots. These screws have a similar diameter to toothpicks and do not require the gum flap to be lifted as conventional dental implants often do.
The metal housing of mini implant dentures can “snap” in and out of place on the “o-rings” of these implanted posts, which are secured to your jaw. Posts provide the stability that traditional dentures do not while still allowing you to remove them for sleeping and cleaning.
Will I Need Sedation?
Dental sedation is an option many patients prefer as it helps them feel relaxed while receiving mini implant dentures. While the treatment is much less invasive than conventional dental implants and can be performed with a local anesthetic, many patients are nervous or anxious about the procedure, and we offer different levels of sedation to help patients feel more at ease during their dental procedure.
Some of the dental sedation options we have for our patients with dental anxiety or phobia Include:
- Nitrous oxide
- Conscious oral sedation
- Intravenous sedation
The type of sedation used for patients depends on a variety of factors, including the patient’s history, level of dental anxiety, medical condition and history, age, and overall health.
Depending on the method of sedation your dentist recommends for your mini implant dentures, you may need to arrange a ride home from the office after your procedure. For instance, oral medication may not wear off soon enough for you to be able to drive yourself home, so you may need to plan to have someone you know drive you home afterward.
Am I a Good Candidate for Mini Implant Dentures?
The baseline of a good candidate for mini dental implants is someone who is missing their teeth and wants their confidence back. This candidate wants a more stable option than traditional dentures but a more affordable option than conventional dental implants.
Several factors may hinder your ability to be considered a good candidate for the procedure. These factors include if you:
- Have poor dental care
- Take blood thinners
- Have diabetes
- Have hemophilia
You may wonder if you would still be considered a good candidate if you were turned down for conventional dental implants due to a lack of bone density. Fortunately, mini implants do not require as much bone density, so many patients who were previously turned down for traditional dental implants are found to be good candidates for mini implant dentures.
Are There Special Care Instructions?
Taking care of your new mini implant dentures is essential to your oral health and the dentures’ longevity. You should continue to brush your teeth as you would your natural teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove stains and food debris from your denture piece to prevent plaque buildup.
You may want to invest in a water flosser to reach hard-to-get spots. These tools effectively remove food debris to prevent plaque and tartar on your mini implants.
Your Free Consultation with Our Union City Mini Implant Dentist
Missing teeth can harm your self-esteem and make it difficult to enjoy life to the fullest. Our Union City implant dentist is passionate about providing this life-changing treatment.
You can regain your confidence and have a smile you love to show off with mini implant dentures. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Diana Rodriguez to discuss how mini dental implants can change your life!