Suffering from tooth loss can be extremely inconvenient physically as well as mentally, especially if the loss was not due to your own actions. Patients with systemic diseases or one met with an accident can lose their teeth, affecting their esthetics & functionality.
Also, for patients wearing loose traditional dentures can be a very unpleasant & prolonged experience. To get your dentures stabilized you might opt for dental implants. Unfortunately, everyone is not the right candidate for conventional dental implants.
Since conventional dental implants consists of a series of anchors that holds & secure the prosthesis in place, the underlying jawbone has to be good enough to provide adequate stability. Just in case, your teeth have been missing for a prolonged period of time i.e. your bone has been resorbed, this can lead to a challenge in placing dental implants.
Although bone augmentation is an alternative for deficient jawbone, however, this procedure can be costly & takes quite long to heal. Fortunately, use of mini dental implants prevents one from undergoing augmentation procedure.
Mini dental implants!
As the name indicates, are slightly smaller than the conventional dental implants & are placed in the jawbone much like conventional dental implants. The dentures are then fixed over these either immediately or later.
The foremost difference between traditional & mini implants lies in their diameter. The diameter of mini dental implants is usually between 1.8mm-3mm. Due to smaller size availability these implants can be easily placed into the deficient jawbone where bone is not adequate enough to support the larger traditional dental implants.
The other substantial benefits of these innovative dental implants other than their size include:
The placement of mini dental implants is much like the conventional dental implants.
For an outstanding surgery, a precise treatment planning prior to the surgery is of utmost importance. Your dentist will take your impressions, x-rays, CBCT for the further planning.
At the day of surgery, patient will be anesthetized with local anesthesia & number of implants to be placed will be decided by your implantologist.
The bone will be drilled to accommodate the mini dental implants. Once the implants have been placed successfully, the undersurface of denture will be marked to indicate the accurate position of dental implants.
Once the positions are marked, denture can be either modified chairside or send to the laboratory. After modification of denture, the attachments are anchored under the surface of denture in such a way that it snaps into the designated spots.
The implants firmly hold the dentures with superior stability for a lifetime.
Dental implants offer a complete solution to benefit one’s health, esthetics & functional quality of life. In case your dentures had been troubling you or you are eager to know about the availability of the treatment options. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Institute.