Lighthouse Family Dentistry
37 Old Solomons Island Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Immediate Mini Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants have revolutionized dentistry with the introduction of a minimally invasive treatment plan for denture stabilization. These small-diameter implants (around 2mm diameter) enable your dentist to broaden the spectrum of patients who can be treated.
The Mini Dental Implant Procedure is a much less involved process than the conventional dental implants. For this reason, the procedure can usually be completed in one simple dental appointment. In addition to saving time in the dental office, you will have far less discomfort following this procedure due to the minimally involved dental procedure (usually requiring no surgical flaps or sutures). Because the mini dental implants are so time efficient, your dentist is able to perform these procedures at a fraction of the cost associated with the larger old style dental implants.
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
- Simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure
- Immediate results
- Restored confidence with speaking and eating
- Improved attractiveness of your smile
- Cost effective
- Anchoring for dentures or cemented crowns and bridges
- Preserves bone and facial structure
Mini Dental Implants were developed to provide greater stability for you when you
can’t withstand the rigors of conventional implant surgery,
don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed, or
are seeking an option with a lower cost than traditional implant treatment.
Mini Dental Implants consist of a miniature titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture.
The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket with a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place.
When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
Placement of the implants can usually be done during a two-hour appointment in your dentist’s office with local anesthesia.
Missing Teeth Replacement
Mini Dental Implants have been used for many years to hold denture plates into position, providing patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with comfort and confidence.
Today, use of this non-surgical mini dental implant technology has been expanded for anything from replacing a single tooth to full mouth restoration. Thousands of implants have been placed with over a 95% success rate using these cost effective procedures.
The entire process consists of a consultation visit to your dentist with X-rays and impressions being taken. Then, at your second visit the mini implants can be placed. In about 30 minutes, a single tooth can be replaced without the need to grind down healthy tooth enamel.
This same procedure can be used to replace multiple missing teeth usually in about an hour. You can walk out ready to enjoy the foods you wish, without the long healing times and higher costs associated with conventional implants.