Mini Dental Implants: All You Need To Know

In case you are unaware of what dental implants are, here is a quick overview. Dental implants are titanium pins that are screwed into a person’s jawbone and these act as solid anchor points for prosthetic teeth. Dental implants have been around for a few decades, and this is regarded as a permanent solution to missing teeth. While implants are not cheap, they should last a lifetime.

Mini Dental Implants
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Mini Dental Implants

Originally designed to anchor a lower set of dentures, mini dental implants are also recommended for people with a reduced jawbone, as the pins are much smaller in diameter than regular dental implant pins. Always go to an established dental clinic and after an initial examination, the dentist can make a recommendation, which might be mini dental implants.

Small People

As you would expect in a small person, their attributes are slightly less and regarding the jawbone, very often the best solution is to use mini dental implants, as they are thinner in diameter, although they are the same length.  

Bottom Denture Fixing

The bottom gum begins to fade when the teeth have been removed, and this ridge that usually holds the bottom set of dentures recedes to the point where the dentures are no longer anchored. Mini dental implants can be fitted into the jawbone and they fit directly to special fixings in the denture, thus holding them in place firmly. Many people wear traditional dentures on the top set, with mini dental implants that hold the lower set of dentures firmly in place.

The Benefits Of Mini Dental Implants

When you have mini dental implants fitted, the healing time is very little. In most cases, the lower dentures can be fitted at the same time the mini dental implants are fitted. Mini dental implants are less invasive than regular implants, as they do not require surgery, hence the downtime is minimal. If you think you are a candidate for mini dental implants, make an appointment with a dentist that has considerable experience working with mini dental implants, who can give you a professional assessment. For safe and reliable dental implants in Auckland or anywhere else outside the area, a Google search will help to locate a suitable clinic.

Crowns & Bridges

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When a person has a tooth break off and the roots are healthy and intact, a crown would be the best treatment, which involves grinding the tooth down to a post, then fitting a prosthetic tooth. A bridge can be used with one or more missing teeth, using the teeth either side as bridge anchors. The dentist would discuss possible treatments with the patient before choosing the best way forward.

The mini dental implant is the perfect solution for fixing bottom set dentures, and this non-invasive treatment has almost no downtime. The treatment is very affordable when compared to regular dental implants. Whether to anchor the bottom set of dentures, or instead of regular dental implants, mini dental implants are an affordable alternative to their larger cousins.

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)

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