If you have a loose, uncomfortable denture, stabilizing it with mini-implants can be an excellent solution. The denture is held in place by narrow implants that have been placed in the jaw. The denture snaps onto the implants in your jaw, keeping the denture secure in your mouth, but allowing you to remove it when necessary. Mini-implants are often used where there is not enough jawbone for conventional implants, or to temporarily stabilize a denture while conventional implants are healing.
Although each case will be unique, placing a miniimplant
retained denture generally involves several
steps. First, we check your denture to confirm that it is
suitable for use with mini-implants.
Next, we completely numb the area to make you
comfortable. We make a shallow channel in the jaw for
each implant, and then we guide the implants through
these channels into the jawbone.
We modify your denture by adding attachments that fit
over the implants. Last, we snap the denture into place,
check the fit and your bite, and your denture is ready
The benefits of a denture retained by mini-implants
Mini-implants have several advantages. They make
dentures much more stable in the mouth, so you can
chew and talk more easily. They are generally ready
for use in just one or two appointments. We can often
modify your existing dentures to fit over the implants.
And the dentures are removable for easier cleaning
With proper homecare and regular checkups, your
mini-implants and denture can provide a secure and
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