There are a lot of ways of getting over tooth-loss problems but with all of the options out there, one of the greatest supports to all of them has come from the development of the mini-dental implant; these babes have been a revolution and made remedying all forms of treatments so secure and reliable. Dentures, bridges and with the implant on its own, has helped to secure fittings and fixtures and though it sounds a little nasty (look away now if squeamish- screwing a titanium rod into the jaw), it looks a spiteful and a painful treatment- it isn’t. Minis’ can be fitted in just a couple of hours and though you may suffer from a little discomfort after- which is natural, modern laser surgery will have them in quick and do very little harm in doing so with the minimal of damage to the surrounding gums, so healing is quick. Financing this treatment will not be easy and cheap, but you can set up a way of spreading the costs if you sit down with your dentist and work out a plan. Also, Maldon is served very well by the Advance Dental Clinic of Chelmsford; talk to this gang because they can solve and answer any questions you need to know about mini-implant surgery. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Posts tagged “mini implants”
Many people from Maldon may have found they are unsuitable for traditional dental implants due to low bone density. One option is to undergo bone graft treatment, but another choice to consider is mini dental implant treatment.
What are mini dental implants and how do they work?
Mini dental implants are a smaller version of the traditional implant and are able to provide support and stabilisation for dentures, bridges and crowns without the need for bone grafts.
Mini implants are successful at replacing mini teeth as they not only restore the missing tooth they also restore the missing root. This provides a great level of stability and a better foundation for a prosthetic and is a more secure option for the fixture of dentures and bridges, which rely on the natural suction of the mouth and crowns to provide support.
Mini implants and Same Day Smiles
Mini implants also differ from traditional implants in that many can provide support for a prosthetic immediately, without the need to wait for months of fusion. Patients can come to the practice in the morning and leave in the evening with a brand new smile, thanks to mini implants.
Am I suitable for mini implants?
Before you can be fitted with mini implants the health of your teeth and gums must be accessed. If you are found to have gingivitis or gum disease you will first need to receive treatment for your problem before you can have mini implants. Bone density is often a setback with traditional implants, but with mini implants this isn’t usually an issue. However, it is suggested that anyone who smokes should try to stop after having any type of implant fitted, as it can prevent the proper healing of the gums and cause implant failure. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Mini Implants are smaller than standard implants and were originally designed to be a temporary form of restoration. They were originally meant to be used as temporary implants, which would be removed at a later date and replaced with the larger versions. However, mini implants were found to be of a use all by themselves. They seemed to work well as a form of restoration for small teeth and incisors
Mini implants are placed in the jawbone, in much the same way as normal implants, but due to their shortened height, they do not fuse with the jawbone as easily. However, they still have a long life and can even be used in older patients as a means to stabilise and secure a lower denture.
For dental implants, a bone graft is sometimes required if the patient shows signs of bone loss. However not all patients are willing to undergo this process, for their own reasons, and so a mini implant may be used instead. It is a solid but smaller form of the implant and does not need the bone graft in order to be placed.
Like a normal implant, mini implants are made from titanium rods that have a retaining attachment that acts like a socket. The retaining fixture is able to be incorporated into a denture and hold it in place.
Mini implants are become more and more popular with patients who are worried about the implications of implantation surgery and who may also be worried about the cost of normal dental implants. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
One of the problems with having anything false fitted inside the mouth is the worry that it may fall out at the most in-opportune of times. Dentures and partial dentures are specifically prone to this- even the best laid plans of using strong fixatives do not always do the job. Dental bridges are also at the mercy of cements and can also fail at the best of times. It has then come as an incredible relief to people who have had to suffer this for years that the mini-implant has come of age and it’s even come to Colchester. Laser surgery has made the fitting of the ‘mini’ extremely easy for dentists to carry out- in fact, the procedure can be done and dusted in a day. Once the titanium implant has been located into the jaw, it can be used to strengthen the fitting of the bridge and aid the cement and resins used to hold the fitting in place. But it’s denture wearers that have benefited most from the development of the mini-implant. The dentures have to be adapted before being fitted, but once done and five or six implants have been set into the jaw, the dentures simply locate onto the implants, holding the fitting stronger in the mouth than ever before; combined with a fixative, it can be like winning the lottery for denture wearers. The even better news is that technology combined with the ease of fitting has made the treatment widespread and because of demand and supply, a very competitive option to go for. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Tooth loss can happen to anyone. It is, of course, common in people who neglect the health of their teeth, allowing gum disease and dental decay to take place; but accidents can happen too which might dislodge a tooth or teeth from the mouth. Your mouth needs to have a full set of teeth so that it can function as it supposed to. Try asking someone without teeth how easy they find it to eat an apple or crisps, for example. Even losing one tooth has its effect as the teeth on either side of the gap can start to shift into the space left behind.
Mini implants are an effective and permanent way to replicate a tooth where you have lost one. The miracle of these implants is that they are so permanent. A Portuguese dental scientist stumbled across the property of the metal titanium that allows it to fuse with living bone over time. He saw that this could be put to use for patients who were missing teeth. Soon replacements for the lost root part of teeth were being made from titanium and placed beneath the gums of patients and against the jaw bone.
Into the implants, dentists can then screw a false tooth, safe in the knowledge that the foundation of the titanium fused with the bone will be incredible secure. They are not an inexpensive option but once they are in place you won’t even have to think about them again. So flexible and secure are mini implants that they can be fitted anywhere in the mouth and used to support a whole bridge of replacement teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
You know, it really isn’t the end of the road if you have to wear dentures. In fact, if you care to take at look at what’s on offer nowadays in Chelmsford, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. Finally, dentures are having a bit of thought put behind them and how they are made. Hard un-wearable plastic teeth are giving way to a new range of materials that are softer, easier to wear and that actually look like teeth! Depending of the type of dentures you have to wear, partial or full, they fit better in the mouth and adhere to the gums a lot better than ever before. Modern dentists try to save teeth these days, rather than pull them out, so if you have had to have a lot of teeth removed for whatever reason, some are kept where possible, to attach partial dentures too to give you and your look a more natural feel. Of course the greatest advancement for denture wearers is the mini-implant. 5-8 of these can located in the jaws in one sitting and once in place, your new, adjusted dentures will simply click onto the implants to hold them in your mouth. And believe it or not, they won’t be falling out of your mouth over lunch or during conversation. This is a major problem eradicated for denture wearers. Shop around and see what’s on offer. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
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.
It’s a big crossroads in your life when you have the bombshell dropped, that you have to lose some, or perish the thought, all of your teeth in Basildon. But other than having dentures fitted to maintain the regular health of your mouth, they can help you retain a certain level of shape to your face, whilst giving you back some of your self confidence you may have lost when you first heard the shocking news. A bad bite or occlusion in the mouth can cause problems to the jaw, sinuses and ears, promote headaches and place unnecessary stresses on the neck and upper back. With the teeth gone, these dangers become more prevalent, so having dentures not only prevents these problems, they also spread the chewing forces on the gums- keeping them healthy. Visually, losing teeth can affect the shape of the face and age you overnight; dentures will prevent premature sagging and ageing, that would otherwise happen overnight. Dentures have a poor track record historically. Often poorly fitting and difficult to prevent from falling out, they can have a pretty damaging affect on the psyche, socially and personally. However, dentures have moved on from these horror days. The materials have become softer, look more natural and bond to the mouth far better than they ever did. Advanced adhesives and the introduction of mini implants to lock the dentures in place, have virtually eliminated the chances of them moving around or falling out. Good dentures are worth investing in, not only for all the above reasons, but also for you’re your self esteem and the quality of life that they allow you maintain. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
If you loose a tooth it is vital that it is replaced. When you are missing a tooth talking, eating and drinking can become that bit more difficult and further oral health problems can result. The realistic replacements offered by dentures represent a solution which your Maldon dentist will be able to advise you about.
Using mini implants is a way of securing your dentures into your mouth effectively and with stability. Mini implants act as a substitute for the root of your tooth that has been lost. The titanium that the implants are made from is extremely compatible with the natural materials of your mouth. The predrilled sockets will ‘osseointegrate’ with your jaw, the fusion of titanium with bone meaning that the mini implants will be highly long-lasting. Your new dentures will be housed in these sockets.
First your dentist will thoroughly clean the area of debris to avoid contamination then undertake an xray or CT scan. Under local anaesthetic, an incision in the jaw will be made so that the mini implant can be installed, then you will be sewn back up. During a period of healing a temporary replacement tooth will be worn before the permanent denture is secured to the mini implant which will already be integrating with the jaw.
All in all mini implants offer a long term solution to problems of tooth loss. The fusing process provides an immensely secure foundation and titanium is an extremely hard-wearing material. Your realistic replacement dentures can therefore be treated just like normal teeth, without the worry of them slipping out or being difficult to clean. Contact your Chelmsford dentist for more information about how mini implants can permanently solve your tooth loss problems. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Losing your teeth at any stage in life and for whatever reason can be a very traumatic experience to go through. Being left with few or no teeth can make even the simplest of daily activities such as eating and drinking difficult and can seriously limit exactly what food you can eat. Missing teeth also cause problems with facial structure, as the lack of rigid support can cause the tissue to sink, giving a sunken expression.
Maldon dentists recommend that you replace your missing teeth with dentures as soon as possible. This will not just create the impression of a full set of teeth but will also restore their functionality. Some people are reluctant to wear dentures or find it difficult because they can often feel loose and fall out at very inopportune moments. Some patients resort to using denture adhesives to secure their dentures although these can often be very sticky and messy, and make eating certain foods very difficult.
One other alternative is to have a set of mini-implants fitted. These are small titanium screws that are drilled directly into the jawbone to act as an anchor for your dentures. The dentures are fitted with clips so that they can snap on and off to the implants. This firmly secures the dentures in place so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing slippages. It also means you will be able to eat what you want, when you want.
You won’t need to have a new set of dentures either, as the clips are easily attached to your existing set. It usually requires about five mini-implants to secure a full denture. The dentures can easily be removed from the clip to be taken out for cleaning and overnight. Mini-implants are the perfect solution for anyone who is concerned about loose dentures and letting it cause them unnecessary stress and anxiety. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
In light of the recent announcement and 2nd lockdown we will be open as usual carrying out treatments and seeing patients under strict safety protocols.
You can now book your appointment online here