Mini dental implants are smaller versions of traditional implants and are used to stabilize dentures. They are made from titanium, which is an ideal metal to use because it fuses to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Traditional implants are placed into the jaw with a small incision in the gum tissue, and this surgery may cause some discomfort or pain afterward. However, mini dental implants require no incisions in the gums; rather, they are simply placed over the jaw bone, and the denture is then snapped into place over them.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, many people prefer it to those involving traditional implants. These mini-implants can be placed in one appointment at All Smile Dental, and the procedure itself is very quick and easy.
Anyone can get mini dental implants, even those who have suffered from bone loss or bone deterioration. However, the best candidates are those whose bone density is sufficient enough to support the implants. Dr. A. P. Singh will assess your bone density and determine if you qualify for mini dental implants. In some cases, Dr. Singh may recommend using bone grafts or sinus lifts to increase the density of the jawbone before recommending implant surgery. Other times, he may advise against getting implants if your bone density is not high enough to sustain them.
While mini dental implants are smaller and thinner than traditional implants, they are still considered artificial teeth that must be taken care of just like natural teeth. They must be brushed twice a day and flossed at least once per day. You should not use toothpaste with fluoride as it may cause stains on the crowns or dentures. Avoid hard foods that may damage the implants, such as chewing on bones or nuts. Hard candies should also be avoided as they can crack the porcelain, especially if the ridges and grooves of the teeth are roughened. Following these simple steps can help ensure that you can enjoy your new smile for a long time.
A mini implant can be placed on either the upper or lower jaw. Once they get placed, you won’t even be able to feel them at all. In fact, you might forget you even have them!
At All Smile Dental, Dr. A. P. Singh will place the posts under the gums and secure them with abutments. Then the crowns are attached to the abutments. The entire process only takes about 15-30 minutes for each replacement tooth. Since they don’t involve surgery, they’re also more affordable and less invasive than traditional implants. Plus, they’re much more affordable than getting a bridge or partial denture.
Even better, they function just like natural teeth, so you won’t have to adjust the way you speak or eat after you get your teeth replaced. You can have a completely natural-looking smile with your new teeth in just one day. You’ll enjoy the full function of your mouth again in no time!
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment! We would be happy to answer any of your questions about dentistry procedures in Modesto, CA. You can book an appointment with our dentist in Turlock, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 668-3736 or our dentist in Modesto, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 409-8839.