With advancements in dentistry, individuals can now have mini dental implants placed which allow 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 few hours, a patient can have the procedure completed. Cosmetic dentists 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, the dentist will take x-rays of the jaw during the initial visit.
Once the implants are installed, individuals with dentures can have them retrofitted so that they comfortably sit on the posts of the mini dental implants. It will take some time for the cosmetic dentist to properly affix the denture over the implants, but the entire procedure will occur on the same day.
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 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 enunciate their words better and hold better conversations. They no longer have to add nasty denture glues to keep their teeth from moving when they talk or eat. All of these factors reduce any discomfort or embarrassment.
Bad denture breath will also be solved by a mini dental implant, a common problem that is a result of dentures becoming loose while eating — food particles can get caught under the denture and leaves breath smelling terrible. Since the mini dental implants keep the dentures firmly in place, they can live worry-free knowing that food won’t get caught under the denture. Mini dental implants provide individuals with the opportunity to wear dentures with confidence. 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, more comfortable life.
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This article reviews the benefits of having dentures secured to mini dental implants. It explains the quality of life improvements that can be obtained. Call me today at 719-576-1730 for a free evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for mini dental implants.