Mini Implants: Are They For You?

Are you thinking of having implants to support your denture but just cannot afford regular implants? Mini Implants may be the solution to your denture problems. With sedation dentistry, I need to be able to expertly do most dental treatments since when my patients are sedated, I alone, am the dental care provider and am able to handle all your needs.

Denture patients often are troubled by dentures that slide all over. There are a few reasons to consider mini implants. First, the cost. Compared to conventional, larger implants, the cost to have mini implants is less. Second,  if you have very little jaw bone you may not be a candidate for conventional implants since mini implants are much thinner and therefore require less bone. Once the teeth are removed, there is no biologic reason for the jawbone to be as strong and so bone naturally resorbs and shrinks over time.

Third, as soon as mini implants are placed in the jaw, I can support your denture on them immediately, as opposed to having to wait up to three months for conventional implants to “attach” to your jaw bone bone. Finally, mini implants can often be used in less healthy, medically compromised patients who may not be able to tolerate the surgical procedure of conventional implants.

So you have choices and you should discuss your options with us to achieve a result with which you will be happy.

The ability to attach dentures immediately after their placement means more comfort sooner. What’s not to like about that?

Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD                                         

About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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