Imagine visiting your dentist in the morning, having mini implants placed, and then enjoying lunch with a friend at your favorite restaurant. During lunch, you eat comfortably, laugh, and talk with confidence as your dentures are now securely and firmly held in place.
The mini implant system provides greater denture stability for patients who can’t withstand conventional dental implant surgery, who don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants, or who are wearing temporary dentures. The mini implant system consists of a miniature titanium implant that functions as a prosthetic tooth root and a retaining fixture installed into the base of your denture. When in place, the denture gently rests on the gum, and the implant fixtures allow for tiny movements, while withstanding natural lifting forces. Mini implant placement is a one-step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery and no sutures. Healing time is shorter than typical implant placement procedures.
Because of their small size, though, they are not recommended for all people. At your complimentary consultation, ask Dr. Fisher and Dr. Zitterich if this process is right for you.