What are Mini-Implants?
Mini Dental Implants are small implants that can be placed in one day to stabilize dentures. The whole procedure takes a matter of hours, with very little discomfort or recovery time. They are wonderful for those with a denture or other prosthetic that will not stay in place.
What is the mini-implant procedure?
First, our staff at AffableCare Dental will numb the area, and use a special instrument to create the space for the screws. Typically six mini-implants are inserted into the bone and tightened to serve as anchors. Your denture will be retrofitted with a metal housing for each post so that the denture can snap into place. Now that the denture is anchored, it cannot slip or move and makes the denture-wearing experience much easier. The procedure causes little discomfort and requires almost no recovery time, so many patients are able to eat dinner that same day.
Want to learn more about mini-implants?
Visit https://www.affablecaredental.com/dental-videos/ to watch our Dear Doctor Video on Mini Dental Implants! You may select the “Implant Dentistry” category under View by Category. The Mini Dental Implants video is the last in this section!