The topic of this post is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants”. Though not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are being used by Wetaskiwin dentist to support dentures.
Denture wearers benefit significantly from these slip-free dentures, since the supporting implants are anchored securely in the jaw bone.
In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.
The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if required, is ordinarily very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.
Don’t let the word “mini” fool you; your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants. Dr. Timothy G. Mahoney in Wetaskiwin also provides general dentistry. Make an appointment today.
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