The topic of this post from The Yuma Dentist is implant dentures, sometimes called “mini implants.”
You may have heard about dental implants. A single implant can support an artificial tooth. They are surgically place in the jaw, and look and work like a natural tooth.
Implant dentures are multiple implants to support a set of dentures. Denture wearers benefit greatly from these slip-free dental implants that are also anchored securely in the jaw bone.
In some cases, a patient is unable to receive 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 necessary, is ordinarily very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.