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Mini Dental Implants

Like 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 typically are used to stabilize a removable denture or temporary tooth replacement. The base of the denture rests gently on the slender implants and on the gums.

What's involved?

In many cases, mini dental implants are placed in the jaw bone without making a surgical incision in the gums. In other words, they may be placed directly through the gums and into the underlying bone in one visit.
When used to support a removable denture, four to six mini dental implant posts are placed in the jaw. The patient's existing denture is adjusted and attached to the posts. 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 that takes less than two hours. The patient leaves the dental office with a solid denture and generally can begin eating in the same day.

Mini Dental Implant Benefits

  • Eat and Speak with confidence - no more loose-fitting dentures
  • Nutritional benefits from being able to eat foods you previously couldn't
  • No needs for denture adhesives and pastes
  • Improved bone retention and related oral health benefits