With advancements in dentistry, individuals can now have mini dental implants installed in their jaw bones which allow false teeth (dentures) to be firmly held in place without the aid of an adhesive. These dental implants allow individuals with dentures to continue enjoying life without all of the associated disadvantages.
One of the main benefits of mini dental implants is the amount of time that it takes to install it. In a matter of a couple hours, a patient can have the procedure completed. I can assess a candidate’s situation to determine if their jaw bone will allow for the installation of the implants. The mini implants come in several sizes and lengths to accommodate a patient’s jaw bone structure and density. To determine the size of the implant that will be utilized, we will take x-rays of the jaw during the initial visit.
Once the implants are installed, individuals with dentures have them fitted so that they comfortably sit on the posts of the mini dental implants. It will take only an hour or so for us to affix the denture over the implants, and the entire procedure will occur in one single visit. The inserting of the implants ( 4 or 6 implants depending on whether they are for the lower or upper jaw) requires only minimal anesthesia with only minimal discomfort experienced by the vast number of patient reports.
Once the procedure for mini implants is complete, patients will immediately notice an improvement in the look and feel of their dentures . Patients do not have to worry about using their lips or tongue to hold their dentures in place, they can begin chewing their food better because the denture does not move around in their mouth and patients can pronounce their words better and hold better conversations because they know their teeth are secure and are not moving up and down as they speak. All of these factors reduce any discomfort or embarrassment.
Food particles are less likely to get caught under the denture since the mini dental implants keep the dentures firmly in place.
Individuals no longer have to worry about the denture moving around or falling out of place when eating and speaking, allowing them to have a happier life.
Dr.Parkin’s comments on this article: This article is a good overview of the benefits of mini dental implants. Certainly an individual denture wearer will be able to chew much better than without the implants. Could food still slip under the back of the denture, possibly. The dentures are secure and do not move around which is a real blessing to a denture wearer for sure. Call 719-576-1730 with any question you might have regarding mini dental implants.