WHEN LESS IS MORE.....LESS HEALING TIME.....MORE AFFORDABLE
WHAT ARE MINI IMPLANTS?
Mini Dental Implants have become one of the most significant advancements in dentistry. The Mini Implant System allows us to replace lost teeth and stabilize dentures. The Mini Implant System for denture stabilization consists of a titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the mini implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated an holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The mini implant fixtures allow for mocro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
MINI VS. TRADITIONAL IMPLANTS
Less Expensive: In many cases, mini implants cost around half the cost of traditional or conventional implants.
Less Invasive: The mini implants requires only a small pilot hole to be placed, it is less traumatic to the bone and soft tissue; as compared to the traditional implant that usually require extensive surgery and bone grafts.
Less Healing Time: Smaller diameter mini implants do not cause as much trauma to the bone and tissue, your healing time is reduced to days.
Less Discomfort: Many patients need only over the counter pain medication for a day or so if at all.
Less Time: In many cases the mini implant can be loaded immediately after placement. Therefore, most procedures, including anchoring dentures can be done in one visit.