Mini implants are about half the size of traditional dental implants. This makes them more economical and mini implants can do things that regular implants can’t.
The benefits of mini implants include:
A common use for mini implants is to secure your dentures in place. Dentures that slide around when you’re speaking and eating can make you feel embarrassed in public.
Implant-supported dentures are much more effective, providing enhanced chewing power so you can eat your favorite foods. You also have the option of getting snap-on implant-supported dentures that are removable for easy cleaning.
The mini implant process is similar to the regular dental implant process, but they can often be placed in one appointment instead of two.
Bone grafting is a supplemental procedure that’s commonly recommended in situations where there’s not as much available bone mass. But in many cases, mini dental implants allow Dr. Leitner to avoid bone grafting. They’re also more effective for immediate load placement, allowing you to restore a missing tooth in just one day.
Whether you’re considering mini implants to replace a tooth or to secure your dentures, Dr. Leitner can help. At your consultation, he’ll help you find the tooth replacement option that suits you best.
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