Mini Dental Implants Fairhope, AL
When a patient has been faced with dentures being their best option they often times find it very crippling. Adapting to their dentures not performing like their natural teeth can leave them feeling self-conscious. Another scenario is a patient would like dental implants but due to various reasons their jaw isn't able to support traditional dental implants. Fortunately for many of these patients there is a solution, mini implants! Mini dental implants range in size roughly from 1.8mm – 3mm, where traditional implants have a diameter of over 3.5mm. Mini implants can now offer fixed crowns, bridges and lower denture stabilization for those who may not have been candidates before!
Mini Dental Implant Procedure
Once Dr. Melton confirms you are a candidate for mini dental implants he will mark out the proper locations where your mini implants will be placed. A small hole is placed in each spot and then the implants set inside the hole and secured. If we are securing a denture, our Fairhope dental implant dentist will then take your current denture or a new denture and fit them with metal housings. These metal housings will fit over the mini implants securing your dentures in place. This can all be performed in just one appointment!
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
- Half the width of traditional implants
- Minimally invasive
- Less expensive
- Can be performed in one appointment
- Gained self confidence