The use of dental implants to both replace missing teeth, and secure dentures and bridges continue to develop, expanding treatment options and improving results for patients. Creekside Dentistry and Implantology in Amherst, NY, is dedicated to offering patients the latest 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 mini dental implants when securing a dental bridge or lower denture.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Like a traditional dental implant, a mini dental implant has a titanium post implanted into the jaw to support the attached restoration. However, smaller than a conventional 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. Many factors 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 challenging to eat a regular 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 slow down or reduce bone loss in the lower jaw, a common side effect of losing teeth. This will help keep your smile and profile looking younger and support better long-term oral health.
Cost is another positive when mini dental implants are considered viable for your dental problems. They are less costly than traditional dental implants.
Schedule A Consultation
The first step toward restoring a comfortable and stable smile is a consultation with Dr. Karl Neuhaus in our Amherst dentist’s 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.