Dentures have helped numerous patients of all ages eat and speak comfortably after tooth loss. Whether you currently have dentures, or you are considering them, this short article will give you some more information about how dentures can be used in conjunction with mini dental implants. This exciting new treatment has improved the comfort and the stability of dentures.
You may already know that our Saint Louis dental implant dentist uses dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Implants are placed in the bone tissue—they are designed to function like natural teeth. Mini dental implants are smaller than conventional implants—specifically the mini implant root is much thinner and less traumatic for the bone tissue when it is inserted.
Mini dental implants are sometimes used as replacement teeth on their own. However, they can also be used with dentures to deliver exceptional results.
When a mini dental implant is placed to anchor a denture, the first thing that our dentist will do is to determine how many mini dental implants you need. The exact number of mini dental implants that are needed differs by patient. We will make this determination based on:
· The number of teeth you are missing
· The size of your mouth and jawbone
The mini dental implants are designed to sit in your jawbone, and then lock your denture into place. Mini dental implants stabilize dentures by using a ball and socket mechanism. The titanium implant root is capped with a small restoration in the shape of a ball. The restoration then fits into sockets in the bottom of the denture.
Patients are amazed at how much more comfortable their dentures feel after mini dental implant treatment. If you are ready to learn more about this revolutionary dental option, feel free to call our Saint Louis mini dental implant dentist today to get started on your way to a healthy, comfortable smile.