A great article explaining mini dental implants. See some of our patient’s testimonies at the end – Dr. Parkin
If you are thinking about opting for a dental implant in one of the coming days, allow me to introduce you to mini dental implants. These newer implants have taken the implant market by storm. Ever since implants were commercialized in 1980s, many people have realized the advantages associated with them. Some readers of this article might have already be aware of the new paradigm which is the mini dental implant, and they would like to enhance their knowledge on the subject. Regardless of the reasons you are reading this brief article, it is imperative that you must have a good understanding of the procedure before you decide to have minis placed in your jaw. Before I start discussing in depth about these implants, allow me to discuss conventional dental implants. Titanium alloy implants are man-made root replacements that are surgically inserted into either the upper or lower jaw. The dental implant acts as a root, which can hold an artificial replacement tooth. Implants come in various sizes and traditional implants involve multiple surgical stages and often require months of waiting while the implant integrates with the bone. The traditional implants come in pieces that have to be connected in order for them to be useful. So, why do people opt for mini dental-implants instead of the conventional dental implants? The reasoning is simple – far less invasive surgery and far less cost as compared to the conventional implant systems. Also they most often can be used immediately to support a denture or missing tooth. No waiting for months for them to integrate with the bone. They are threaded into place and hold fast from the beginning.
Since the mini implants are single unit narrow versions of the conventional systems, the costs associated with implanting and maintaining them is drastically lowered. Researchers estimate that by opting for mini dental implants, you will be able to save approximately one half the cost of traditional implants. The cost of a conventional implant system might be anywhere in between $2,500 to $3000. Like the traditional implants, the mini dental-implant is manufactured from titanium, a material that is compatible with and accepted by the body. A tiny round opening is placed in the gum where the implant is to be threaded; yes threaded just like placing a small screw into wood, the implant is threaded into position ready to support a crown or to stabilize a denture immediately. We often call this technique “denture stabilization” . The ease with which these implants can be placed in the mouth is another factor that prompted the popularity of this technology. To stabilize a lower denture we insert 4 implants. To stabilize an upper denture we usually use 6 implants and then we remove the plastic roof of the denture which greatly enhances the taste of food and the enjoyment of eating.
What are the other advantages that are related to mini dental-implants? Once you start using them, there will be no restrictions in the type of food that can be chewed. Very often, dentists give long lectures to new denture wearers on how to avoid particular types of food. With mini implants in place there really are no food restrictions and no foods a denture wearer can’t enjoy.Freedom!!! You will know that your teeth won’t move up and down when you are talking with someone and they sure won’t fall out ever. Dr. Parkin
“I had upper mini implants done by Dr. Parkin and just 3 days in I would recommend that anyone with dentures do this. Very little pain involved. Motrin was all I needed the first day, and I am no longer limited to what I can eat. I can eat a hard granola bar again! No more gluing or pastes to keep them in place. They are more secure than they ever were. Putting them in was very easy. Taking them out takes a little practice, but it gets easier after a few times.” “I had top dentures, chipped off teeth, and could not eat without pain. Now I’m not having any trouble eating, my face looks fuller, and they look good…… He did a wonderful Job!”
Richard Athen – Colorado Springs
“My Implants are a part of my mouth now. The Implant holds my teeth in place so they aren’t shifting anymore. It’s easier to eat now and I haven’t had any problems. I would recommend this to those with false teeth they would have less to worry about.”
Michele Liquete – Colorado Springs, CO
“I like the implants. I only had two but wish I would’ve gotten all four done at once. Soft teeth aren’t good; implants keep my teeth in place. You can eat so much better and look better when you eat. At first they were uncomfortable but now I am delighted with them. I would absolutely recommend getting implants. Just understand it takes a week to get used to it but it’s grand. Just think about it.”“It’s the best thing since sliced bread!”
Dot Carlson – Colorado Springs, CO
At first I was really dreading my appointment, I was worried. I didn’t have a reason to be, it went much better than expected, with very little pain. It is a more permanent solution and in my opinion was better than the alternative.
Anonymous – Colorado Springs, CO
When you have decided that mini implants will really improve the quality of your life call me at 719-576-1730 and I will give you a free no obligation evaluation and I will tell you what options are available and give you pricing information so you will have all the facts in front of you. Then you can decide what you want done and when you want to make the life improving change.
Dr Ralph Parkin DMD