You might have heard about mini dental implants — they’re smaller and less expensive than standard dental implants, but they still provide excellent results. The recovery period is also much faster with mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants are often used to anchor a patient’s existing dentures, providing a snug fit, greater comfort, and outstanding chewing power.
Because mini dental implants are smaller, they require less bone matter for successful placement. This makes them available to a lot more patients than standard dental implants.
Mini dental implants are often the best option for older patients who don’t have quite enough bone mass to support a regular dental implant. Placing standard dental implants requires a more invasive surgical procedure than mini dental implants.
Mini dental implants can be placed using a much smaller incision, so they’re significantly less disruptive to the patient’s gums and jawbone. With standard dental implants, the typical recovery time following implant surgery is 3 to 6 months. But with mini dental implants, the recovery time is usually about 30 days.
The advantages of mini dental implants include:
One of the greatest benefits with mini dental implants is the way Dr. Majors can use them to anchor your existing dentures, providing a much stronger hold. In addition to being a lot more comfortable, implant-retained dentures deliver superior performance.
Your chewing power will be greatly enhanced and your dentures will never shift out of position when you’re eating or speaking. Implant-retained dentures will also make it easier for you to speak clearly.
Because placing mini dental implants is less disruptive to your hard and soft tissue, it’s often possible to attach your dentures on the same day that we place your implants. That means you can get your new high-performing dentures right away.
Dr. Majors is an experienced implant dentist with extensive training from a number of professional implant organizations, including the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute.
Call 979-341-9477 today to arrange your free consultation with Dr. Majors and find out what our implants can do for you.