MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS: SOLUTION TO SECURE ILL-FITTING DENTURES
The most effective use of mini dental implants is the stabilization of a lower denture. There are approximately 50,000,000 people in the United States who are “edentulous” (literally meaning lacking teeth) who struggle daily with prosthetic devices.
A majority suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of loose or ill-fitting dentures. Many denture wearers simply withdraw from any type of social engagement as a result of being compelled to wear them. Moreover, it’s not uncommon for family members to complain about a denture wearer’s disagreeable breath as a result of food being trapped and decaying under their denture prosthesis.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS ANNAPOLIS
Mini dental implants for dentures can help to address and solve all of these social and practical problems. Patients come from all over Maryland and Delaware to seek Annapolis dentist Dr. Kian Djawdan’s expertise and gentle touch. Mini dental implants can be placed in our Annapolis dental office with the aid of sedation dentistry.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANT VS. TRADITIONAL DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dr. Djawdan offers mini dental implants for dentures, specifically as a solution for a specific set of patients to secure the lower denture. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine your condition and the dental implant choices best suited for you.
It is important for those considering mini dental implants to note that these are only indicated for the lower jaw to secure a denture. Mini implants can impart significant limitations on long term options and should be considered very carefully.
Dr. Djawdan also offers traditional dental implants that can be used to secure an overdenture. Using the All-On-4 procedure, fewer dental implants are needed to provide a stable foundation for the lower denture.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANT FAQ
Can mini dental implants be fit under my existing dentures?
Yes, a patient’s old, loose existing plates can often be used at the same time that mini implants are placed. If the existing denture is extremely worn, is over 5 years old or has a poor bite, it may be necessary to make new dentures.
Can mini dental implants be used on the upper denture?
Usually the upper denture is more secure than the lower denture. Retention for the upper can often be remedied by being properly fit. The mini implants are far more successful in the dense lower jaw than in the hollow bone of the upper jaw.
What maintenance is there for mini dental implants?
Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your mini implants, the fit of your dentures and the health of your gums. The o-rings will get loose and will need to be replaced because they do wear out. The more often that you remove and replace your dentures the more frequently you will need to come in to the office and have the o-rings replaced.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION
The Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry is the leading facility in Annapolis for dental implants including mini dental implants. Dr. Djawdan has nearly 20 years experience in implant dentistry to provide patients with the best long lasting, natural looking results.
If you have lost or will be losing most or all of your teeth, contact us for a consultation. We will carefully review your condition and outline the various treatment options available to you. We offer affordable payment options to make affording your dental implant procedure easy and stress-free.
Call (866) 387-1633 or request a consultation online.