Mini dental implants or mini implants for short are becoming very popular lately for several reasons:
The most common reason is price. People that cannot afford their treatment with regular dental implants can get a loose lower denture stabilized by mini implants for half the price of regular implants.
Another reason is comfort. Mini dental implants do not require surgery, as they are placed through the gums without cutting and peeling the gums away from the bone, so there is much less discomfort after the procedure.
A third reason is that the procedure is simple and efficient. It is started and finished in only one visit, so the patient comes in with loose dentures and leaves with dentures that now are held by implants.
Patients who are at risk for a stroke and are on anticoagulants that the physician is unwilling to discontinue for a surgical procedure can have the mini implants placed, as the dentist does not have to cut the gums.
The following is a short description of the procedure for those that are interested:
The lower denture should fit well, if not, it needs to be relined to make it fit.
The dentist takes the necessary x-rays and records to evaluate the bone.
The day of the procedure 4 mini implants are placed in the front of the lower jaw.
The mini implants are placed through the gums without surgery (less discomfort after the procedure).
The denture is fitted with attachments that help hold it in place more securely.
The dentist checks the bite and the procedure is complete.
If you would like more information about mini dental implants, please call our office and schedule a free consultation.
I will personally examine you and explain your options for your particular case.
You can call us at (561) 968 6022
Implant Dentist in West Palm Beach
Carlos Boudet, DDS DICOI
1840 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Phone: Call 561-968-6022
Spanish Website: http://www.palmbeachdentist.net