Some patients desiring implants do not have the proper amount of bone for standard implants and do not wish to have the necessary grafting procedures done, or they simply cannot afford the standard implants. Mini dental implants, also known as denture-retention implants, can securely hold dentures in place and are less expensive than traditional dental implants. Unlike the standard implants (standard diameter) which are two piece, these are small one piece titanium posts (1.8 to 2 mm in diameter) act as the roots of your teeth and fit into the retaining fixtures that are inserted into your denture. The retaining fixture placed in your denture provides a firm hold, ensuring you can laugh, talk, and eat without worry.
We always recommend if possible that patients proceed with standard implants. Mini implants are a fantastic treatment option. But because they have less contact with bone they may have less success, increased risk of fracture, and you can never convert from removable denture to fixed appliance.
While they are not intended as a permanent solution, mini dental implants can be a quick, affordable, temporary solution that is said to last for up to ten years. Sometimes we are able to place them without a full surgical procedure, but only a consultation and exam can tell!
Mini dental implants are FDA approved and have been used by dentists for decades. They have a great success rate when performed by an experienced dentist and are great for patients who don’t have enough bone density for full-sized implants. And the best part is… You will be able to toss those messy denture adhesives and creams, and chew, speak, and smile with confidence once again!
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When I was little had a very bad experience at the dentist office so, the only time I go to the dentist was I had to. I had to have seven teeth pulled to obtain upper dentures. I honestly wanted to be put to sleep but this doctor reassured me it would be ok. The day came to pull the teeth I can say God was leading this doctor's hands. This dentist was awesome in keeping my anxiety down and he had the teeth out within minutes and his compassion and caring was out of this world. Thanks so much for giving me a new smile and the confidence to smile.
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I have trusted my dental care needs to DENTURE CARE AND IMPLANT SOLUTIONS for a number of years now. Each visit has been one of complete satisfaction... I'm made to feel comfortable and welcome, (without pretense), by every Staff Member at each phase of the treatment process, start to finish. They provide a high level of professional quality service in a very pleasant atmosphere. I'ts been my good fortune to have Ms. Vada, ( Dental Assistant ), help guide me through treatment on a few visits, as she's excellent in her capacity and I find the same to be true among all Staffers here. The Drs. Jernigan are true experts, genuinely concerned about their patients and I will continue seeking their help whenever I have need. "THANKS DENTURE CARE AND IMPLANT SOLUTIONS : 5STAR TEAM TOP TO BOTTOM"
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Dr Jernigan had a hard time pulling all 8 teeth but never gave up with me. Everyone was great.
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All staff treated me as if I was their only concern while they were with me. I was very comfortable in their care.
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