When mini-implants first came on the dental scene, they were generally used as a temporary device to settle the mouth and allow the gums to heal before the larger cousin could be fitted. However, being a third of the price and just as durable, they soon found a use of their own and are used all around Colchester in a varying number of dental procedures. Unlike their bigger relative, they are a lot easier to fit into the jaw. In fact, with modern laser surgery, they can be fitted and used in the same day. Before mini-implants, fixings such as bridges and dentures were a tad fragile in the mouth, seeing as they are both exposed to the normal pressures that the mouth goes through when chewing and biting. Both relied on adhesives to keep them in place. When it comes to dentures especially, these were a constant threat to the wearer as they were always liable to fall out at the most inappropriate times, i.e. when eating a hearty meal. Mini implants have all but put a halt to those problems. Aside from using cement to secure a bridge, a mini-implant can also click it into place for extra security. But it’s their use with dentures that they have proven their worth. Along with more finite materials used in the manufacture of dentures and the adhesives available, dentures can now also be held into place with mini-implants that hold the dentures true and firm against the gums, rewarding the wearer of modern dentures a quality and freedom of lifestyle un-afforded to previous generations. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Mini Implants come to Colchester
May 22nd, 2011