Dental implants are the most effective means of securing your dentures, but if they are not within your budget, Dr. Aaron Schamback offers a more affordable option—mini implants.
How Mini Implants Compare with Standard Implants
A mini implant is 1/3 the diameter of a standard implant
The diameter of this implant is 1/3 that of a standard implant. Surgically placing the smaller implants is easier and faster. The healing time is faster and are about half the cost of standard implants.
Mini implants will stabilize your dentures. Although they won’t stabilize your dentures as well as standard implants, they will be much more stable than complete removal dentures. Your dentures can be secured with as few as two implants, but the more implants you have, the more secure your dentures will be. You will be able to chew better than with complete removable dentures, and your dentures will feel more like your natural teeth.
The use of these smaller implants is limited. Unlike the standard size, they are not used to support a replacement tooth.
Even small implants help prevent jawbone shrinkage and facial collapse and that’s important. When all of your teeth are missing, your jawbone shrinks. In time, your jawbone won’t be able to support a denture. Implants prevent your jawbone from shrinking, so you can continue to wear dentures throughout life.
Caution When Choosing a Dentist for Mini Implants
Although mini implants may be right for your budget, avoid shopping around for the lowest cost. Dental implant mistakes, caused by poor planning or cheap implant fixtures, can cost you more money long term. Implant mistakes can result in nerve impairment, pain, infection, and loose implant fixtures.
Dr. Schamback participated in a year-long course to receive training in the proper placement of implants. Dr. Justin Schwartz, our implant surgeon, is a board-certified periodontist who has successfully placed over five thousands of implants.
If you are interested in receiving implants to improve your experience with dentures, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. You will be able to spend time discussing your concerns and your options with our excellent treatment plan coordinator.