The Benefits of Dental ImplantsDental implants look and feel just like your own teeth. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants can’t slip in your mouth, causing you to slur your words or mumble as you speak. And, they won’t cause you any difficulties chewing, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence. Dental implants are more comfortable than removable dentures and don’t require reducing other teeth. Nearby teeth are not altered to support dental implants, so more of your teeth are left intact. This improves overall oral hygiene. Dental implants fuse with the bone in the jaw and become permanent. With good care, dental implants last a lifetime. Perhaps best of all, they don’t need to be removed to apply messy adhesives to keep them in place. They become your new fully-functioning teeth.
How Are Mini Dental Implants Different?Regular dental implants and mini dental implants are both surgically placed in the jawbone. The difference is that regular dental implants require enough bone to hold them in place, which is a problem for patients with bone loss. Much less bone is required for mini dental implants to be surgically placed, allowing patients the option to have dental implants that are not suitable for full-size dental implants. Not only are mini implants smaller in size, but they can be inserted in a minimally-invasive dental procedure and only require a few days to heal, unlike full-size implants that can take several months. Mini implants secure dentures in place, offering more stability without adhesive. Patients can feel confident that when they are talking, laughing and eating, their dentures will stay in place. If you are interested in a better solution to removable dentures and thought you were not a good candidate for dental implants, mini dental implants may be right for you. Contact us at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates to schedule a dental implant consultation with one of our restoration dentists.
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