Mini Implants

Long Island denture wearers seeking greater, yet affordable denture stabilization may benefit from LI Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry’s mini implants.

Denture Stabilization with Mini Implants

Conventional dentures can be extremely helpful for those who have lost their natural teeth and need a solution that allows them to smile with confidence once again. However, with the passage of time, many patients find that their dentures begin to shift, no matter how much adhesive they apply. This can turn even the simplest pleasures such as eating, speaking and laughing into daily sources of anxiety. Fortunately, the team at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry can help patients reclaim the pleasure their dentures once provided by performing denture stabilization using mini implants.

How mini implants work

mdi_mandible_2For many patients who have suffered tooth loss due to a variety of causes, dentures prove to be an ideal option that permits them to regain the function, appearance and convenience they desire. Unfortunately, as time goes on, the bony structure beneath the soft tissues and the dentures themselves begin to weaken. Subsequent disintegration of the soft tissues next to the dentures can give rise to increased discomfort and difficulty carrying out routine tasks such as chewing food, articulating clearly and even smiling without fear of denture slippage.

The good news is that denture wearers are often terrific candidates for mini implant denture stabilization, a technique that places small-diameter implants that attach to the dentures themselves. This creates a strong anchor on which the denture can be seated, permitting the patient to experience the freedom and function they initially enjoyed when their dentures were new. What makes the process even more appealing is the fact that it is often possible to retrofit their existing dentures without having to fabricate a new set.

Some of the most attractive aspects of denture stabilization with mini implants include:

  • Added support and anchoring, enabling patients to speak, eat and laugh without fear
  • Ability to prevent the lower and upper jaws from receding and causing undesirable changes to facial contours
  • High success rate in patients with mild to moderate bone loss
  • Dentures can easily be removed by patients for cleaning and sterilization
  • A less expensive option to dental implants for individual teeth

Ease of mini implant placement

The process of denture stabilization with mini implants is surprisingly quick and convenient. In fact, it is generally possible for Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot to stabilize dentures in an hour. The reason for this is that the procedure is done completely in our office, using local anesthesia and a minimally invasive surgical method. The mini (small diameter) implants are set directly into the jawbone, with their heads providing a secure anchor for the dentures themselves. There is no lengthy period of healing required, thus allowing for stabilization of the dentures on the very same day of implant placement.

Rapid recovery after dental stabilization

Smiling coupleThe recovery process following denture stabilization via mini implants is straightforward and easy. Generally speaking, the lower denture should not be removed for approximately two days following the procedure in order to prevent excessive swelling. Keeping the denture in place for a brief period of time after placement can also reduce discomfort. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled, during which the patient is instructed on proper insertion and removal of their denture using the implant anchors.

A soft diet is recommended for two weeks after the procedure, and some minor swelling and bruising can be expected. Patients are instructed on proper cleaning and maintenance of the dentures themselves as well as of the implant structures. Adhering to a good cleaning regimen will prevent plaque buildup and inflammation, both of which can lead to poor seating of the denture and reduced retention.

Low cost mini implants in Suffolk County, New York

The process of denture stabilization with mini implants is very affordable, particularly when compared to the cost of individual tooth implants and other methods. Our cosmetic dentistry team is committed to working collaboratively with each patient to determine the specific cost of their desired procedure. We are proud to offer complimentary consultations, during which we can discuss your needs, review the cost of denture stabilization and explore available payment options.

Long Island patients love their mini implants

At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have seen first-hand the incredible quality of life improvements denture stabilization has afforded our patients. Being able to live fully without the fear of shifting dentures or pain upon chewing is something most of us take for granted, but proves frustratingly elusive for long-time denture wearers. With proper cleaning, care and maintenance, dental implant posts have the ability to last for decades.

If you have worn dentures for years but have become disheartened by the loss of comfort and function you have experienced, denture stabilization may be just the answer you need. The affordability and minimally invasive nature of the procedure make the mini implant option one of the very best solutions available for those who long for the freedom and aesthetic benefits their conventional dentures once brought.

Suffolk County mini implants and denture stabilization

When once-functional dentures become uncomfortable due to bone loss or other dental concerns, patients need a solution that offers durability, strength and peace of mind. If you have grown dissatisfied with the fit and stability of your dentures, we invite you to contact Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry at (631) 744-5700 for a no-cost initial consultation. Together, we can explore the impressive benefits denture stabilization via mini implants can provide.

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