Narrator: If you have loose uncomfortable dentures stabilizing them with mini implants can be an excellent solution. The dentiures are held securely in place by narrow implants that have been placed in the jaw. Mini implants are often used where there is not enough jawbone for conventional implants or to temporarily stabilize a denture while conventional implants are healing. Placing an implant retained denture generally involves several steps. First, we check your denture to confirm it is suitable for use with mini implants. Then we completely numb the area to make you comfortable. Next, we make a shallow channel for each implant in the jaw. And, guide these implants through these channels through the bone. We modify your denture by adding attachments that fit over the implants. Last, we snap the denture into place. We check the fit and the bite and your denture is ready for use.
Mini implants have several advantages. They make dentures much more stable in the mouth. So, you can chew and talk more easily. They are generally ready for use in just one or two appointments. We can often modify your existing dentures to fit over the implants. And, the dentures are removable for easier cleaning and check-ups.
With proper home care and regular check-ups your mini implants and denture can provide a secure and natural looking smile.