Mini Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used with dentures, securing dentures in place without needing adhesive. This hybrid of dentures and dental implants is a popular option for full mouth reconstruction, but not all patients are good candidates for regular dental implants. Another restorative dentistry option is mini dental implants, which can also be used to secure dentures in place. Our dentists at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates offer mini dental implants for patients at our clinic in Renton, WA.
What is a Mini Implant?
Like a regular dental implant, a mini implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. The difference is that a mini implant is smaller, and the procedure is less invasive. Mini implants can be inserted in a minimally-invasive dental procedure, and they only require a few days to heal.
Full-size dental implants require enough bone to hold them in place. Patients with bone loss in their jaw may need bone grafts to receive dental implants. Plus, dental implants can take several months to heal before they are strong enough to secure dentures. Mini implants offer a quicker and less invasive option for implant-secured dentures.
Mini Implant-Secured Dentures
The mini implants for secured dentures can be fitted with a retaining device that fits into a corresponding device on the dentures. These smaller dental implants can hold the dentures in place, offering more stability without adhesive. Patients enjoy the freedom and confidence of knowing their dentures will stay in place when talking, laughing and eating. With the shorter recovery time, dentures can be secured to the mini dental implants almost immediately.
If you are interested in implant-secured dentures but you thought you were not a good candidate, mini dental implants may be right for you. Contact us at Scott A. Babin, DDS and Associates in Renton to schedule a dental implant consultation with one of our restoration dentists to discuss your implant options.