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mini dental implants

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Curious about mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are also known as denture-stabilization implants. Their purpose is to provide support to upper, lower, and partial dentures to help prevent them from shifting and falling out.

Mini dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. The base of the post naturally bones to the bone, acting as a root structure. The top of the titanium post has a small ball, which fits into an opening on the underside of the denture, like a ball-and-socket. For a complete upper or lower denture, four posts are generally needed.

This procedure is minimally invasive and can completely change the way you feel about your dentures! Mini implants firmly holds dentures properly in place so you can speak and eat with more confidence.

Additional Benefits

Mini dental implants also prevent excessive bone wearing from dentures sliding back and forth across the gums. They give structure to gums as well, slowing the rate at which the gums recede. Mini dental implants are often more cost effective and require less recovery time.

Because mini implants are smaller, there is less of a health concern for patients who may be worried about bone loss. Conventional implants measure about 3.7mm, while mini implants are only 3 mm. More patients are eligible for mini implants than traditional ones because of the smaller size.

How do I Qualify?

If you think mini dental implants could restore your confidence with day-to-day activities, contact Town & Country Family Dentistry in St. Louis, MO. In order to help you make an informed decision, Dr. Mandefro can set up a consultation to review your oral health options with you. Want more info? Visit our special mini implants page and get your teeth back, St. Louis!