Mini-implants are often used in patients who do not have enough jawbone for conventional implants or who need to temporarily secure a denture while conventional implants are healing. Although each case will be unique, placing a mini-implant generally involves similar steps. First, we confirm your denture is compatible with mini-implants. Next, we completely numb the area to eliminate any discomfort. At that point, we make a shallow channel in the jaw to host each implant. We then guide the implants through these channels into the jawbone and modify your denture to accommodate the implant. This occurs by adding attachments for the perfect fit. Last, we snap the denture into place, double-checking the fit and bite. Your denture is now ready for excellent improvements!
Dental implants are a great solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. There are many types of dental implants, one of which is the small-diameter implant, also called the mini implant. A mini implant is a great option for patients that have a complete lower denture that is painful and moves around on them. Unlike most traditional implants, mini implants can be placed in one appointment and actually stabilize your existing denture immediately.