The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
Say goodbye to the denture adhesive or glue! No more gagging on an upper denture. Start chewing your food with confidence knowing that you can virtually eat anything you like! Smile with confidence. Dental mini implants can solve a lot of the problems that are associated with dentures.
Mini implants are exactly what they sound like. They are very thin, long implants that get gently inserted into the jaw bone. Unlike conventional dental implants they can be used IMMEDIATELY. There is no waiting time for the dental implants to heal.
Because of the way the mini implants are designed and function a minimum of 6-8 mini implants are placed on the upper jaw and a minimum of 4-6 mini implants on the lower jaw.
Primarily, mini implants are used to stabilize dentures. They are mainly used on patients who have severely atrophic ridges (very thin ridge where there is not enough bone to hold a conventional implant) or while conventional implants are healing, mini implants can be inserted the same day to help stabilize a denture and not put any pressure on the ridge so the implants can heal ideally.
On rare occasions they can be used to anchor teeth on to them.
We numb you up the same way you get a filling. The dental implants are placed gently into the missing area. You go to the work the same day with minimal discomfort!
You will NEVER be without teeth. Your denture will be adjusted the SAME day to attach to the mini implants. Most of the time we can use your existing denture and retrofit over the mini implants.
While most procedures are done with just local anesthetics, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and sedation is always available for anxious patients. All procedures are done by our board certified periodontist.
Our dentist in our state of the art facility always uses the most advanced technology including instantaneous, comfortable digital X-rays.
At Shine Dental Associates each treatment room is equipped with high definition flat screen televisions and WiFi accessibility to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Call us now 516-348-8500 it will be our pleasure to answer any questions or concerns.