The use of dental implants to both replace missing teeth and secure dentures and bridges continues to develop, expanding treatment options and improving results for patients. Creekside Dentistry and Implantology in Amherst, NY is dedicated to offering patients the latest in both advanced techniques and materials in all facets of implant dentistry.
One of the most successful uses of dental implants is securing a denture or dental bridge for a permanent, comfortable restoration that provides full function and benefits for long term dental health. Dr. Karl Neuhaus often recommends the use of mini dental implants when securing a dental bridge or lower denture.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Similar to a traditional dental implant, a mini dental implant has a titanium post that is implanted into the jaw to support the attached restoration. Smaller than a traditional implant post, the mini implant post does not require a patient to have as much bone and the surgical implantation is quick and less involved. There is also less healing time with a mini dental implant.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Mini implants offer another restorative treatment option to address a common problem for patients who wear dentures: poor fit and slippage, typically with the lower denture. There are many factors that lead to poor fitting lower dentures, but most wearers will eventually experience a dental appliance that diminishes their quality of life. Dentures that no longer fit properly make it difficult to eat a normal diet and to speak clearly. Mini dental implants have proven highly successful in providing a stable fit for the lower denture, restoring your ability to eat, speak and enjoy daily life without embarrassment.
Mini dental implants also help to slow down or reduce bone loss in the lower jaw, a common side effect of losing teeth. This will help to keep your smile and profile looking younger and supports better long term oral health.
Cost is another positive when mini dental implants are considered a viable option for your dental problems. They are less costly than traditional dental implants.
Schedule A Consultation
The first step towards restoring a comfortable and stable smile is a consultation with Dr. Karl Neuhaus in our Amherst dentist office. He will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and discuss your goals before making treatment recommendations. Contact our office at 716-262-8070 or request an appointment online.