Mini Dental Implants Make Dentures Better
You can’t wait for Labor Day. Your family holds a reunion that weekend every year. As much as you enjoy catching up with your cousins, your favorite part is the food.
At least, that used to be your favorite part.
Taking a bite of some grilled corn on the cob with a pat of butter and chewing a bite grilled chicken or steak was one of life’s little pleasures. That was before you lost your teeth. That was before you got dentures.
Yes, the potato salad is still delicious. So is the macaroni and cheese, but sometimes you miss being able to bite into something a little more solid.
If you live in or near Snellville, GA, we may be able to help. At Parkway Dental, our mini dental implants have given countless patients the ability to eat whatever they want. We probably can’t help you in time for this year’s Labor Day picnic, but by this time next year, you could be adding that corn on the cob back to your plate.
Why Should You Get Dental Implants?
To better explain why you may want mini implants, we first need to explain what dental implants can do.
Anyone with dentures is familiar with the benefits they offer. You can look like you have teeth again when you smile. You can eat more foods than you could without any teeth, even if you can’t eat everything that you would like.
You are probably aware of the downsides of dentures, too. Because they rest outside of your gums, dentures are prone to coming loose or falling out. The longer you have dentures, especially lower dentures, the more likely this is to happen.
You can accept that dentures slipping out of place is just part of having them, or you can use denture adhesives to help keep them in place. That goo can make your dentures a little more secure temporarily, but you will have to keep applying more of it the longer you have your dentures.
Depending on your adhesive, you may be able to eat more foods, but you might not enjoy the taste.
With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about your dentures falling out. You won’t need to use any adhesives.
And you can eat all the foods that you want to eat, again.
Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. They replace the roots of your missing teeth. And because implants are embedded in your jaw, your dentures will be more stable. You will be able to trust that they will stay in place no matter what’s on your plate.
Why Mini Implants?
If you were going to get implants, wouldn’t you rather have standard implants instead? Maybe, maybe not. Mini implants can do the same things that other dental implants can, and they offer a few advantages, too.
We pointed out earlier that implants are placed directly in your jaw. That only works if you have enough jawbone left to hold your implants in place.
When you lose your teeth, your jaw begins to shrink. As a result, you may not have enough bone to support standard implants. (The irony of this is that getting dental implants can prevent bone loss in your jaw.)
In this situation, mini implants give you another way to secure your dentures and prevent further bone loss.
But even if you have enough bone for standard implants, you still may want to consider mini implants. Standard implants are larger, which makes placing them a more invasive procedure than placing mini implants.
You’ll also need more time to recover from getting standard implants, With mini implants, you can reduce your recovery time, and that means you won’t have to wait as long to enjoy the benefits of implant-supported dentures.
Have Questions About Mini Implants?
Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Parkway Dental. We can examine your jaw and answer your questions about mini implants. Then, you can decide if they are right for you.