Mini Dental Implants

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

Website: http://www.boudetdds.com
Blog: http://www.mywestpalmbeachdentist.blogspot.com
Spanish Website: http://www.palmbeachdentist.net

 

 

About Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI

Dr. Boudet is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. After graduating with a DDS degree in 1980, he became a commissioned officer for the United States Public Health Service. When his tour of duty ended in 1982 he received an award for outstanding service. He was asked to serve as Dental Director for Florida Community Heath Centers, supervise the operation of four dental clinics around lake Okeechobee. He established his dental practice in West Palm Beach in 1983 and has been in the same location for 30 years. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a member of the Central Palm Beach County Dental Society and a chairman of the Advanced Crown and Bridge course of the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. His articles on prosthodontics and implants have been published in several popular dental magazines.

4 Comments

  1. need minis for lower denture…what would be the cost

  2. Dental implants are used to replace lost or extracted teeth. It is the best solution for this problem, for several reasons. If taken care of, these implants can last for a long time, they allow you to keep the bone which would otherwise be lost after an extraction, they avoid damaging the adjacent teeth with dental bridges, and they are the most ideal replacements for natural teeth.

  3. Last month I had a dental implant surgery. The cost of that surgery was around US $14,000. Mini dental probably would have costed less. The cost of mini dental implants supporting denture is about $4,000. Therefore people can easily afford such cost for their implant surgery. You have nicely pointed out a few more things which people can avail through mini dental implant. Thanks for your informative post.

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