Implants are inert metallic devices (made of titanium) firmly screwed into the bone. They are used as an anchor for dentures or individual replacement teeth.
Mini-implants are smaller diameter hence can be used in situations where standard implants can’t be used due to bone loss. They are also less invasive, involving no major incisions or long healing period.
Mini-implants are used extensively to stabilize dentures, handling hard-to-fit or loose denture situations. They’re great for eliminating biting and chewing issues.
In this procedure, implants can be installed and existing dentures modified to snap onto the new implants, in a single visit. Patients can begin using the newly stabilized denture immediately.