Mini Dentures Provide Big Benefits

Mini Dentures in Syracuse, NY | Mini Dental Implants | Dr. Bradford

You may be familiar with the phrase, “Good things come in small packages.” While it’s often used to tease a smaller sibling or promote diamonds, it also applies to the world of tooth replacement. For many years, conventional dental implants were the go-to way to replace missing teeth. Now, a smaller and equally strong alternative has transformed tooth replacement. Mini dental implants can stabilize dentures of all types at a smaller size and lower cost than their larger predecessors.

Mini Dental Implants Are the Next Evolution in Stabilizing Dentures

Mini Dentures in Syracuse, NY | Mini Dental Implants | Dr. BradfordFor quite a while, traditional removable dentures were the only way to replace a full set of missing teeth. But, over time, they will lose their fit and start to move around inside your mouth. Without a denture reline or something to stabilize them, this will only worsen over time. That’s where conventional dental implants come into play. These titanium screws provide a solid base to attach replacement teeth, but they come with several drawbacks. An invasive placement procedure and lengthy healing times are the worst offenders.

The next evolution in implant technology, mini dental implants, was designed to solve these problems while providing additional benefits. The most noticeable difference is in their size—mini implants are approximately the thickness of a toothpick, while conventional implants are closer to the width of a pencil eraser. That difference in size means we can place mini implants without incisions or stitches in a minimally invasive procedure. In fact, most patients find it surprising how little discomfort they feel during and after the procedure. We can load mini implants with new teeth immediately, and they will fully fuse with your jawbone in about 21 days. That’s much faster than the 3-6 months conventional implants take to do the same.

Who Benefits From Mini Dental Implants?

This innovative dental solution is especially beneficial for those who have experienced jawbone loss or are looking for a less invasive alternative to traditional implants. They are also a fantastic option for individuals with dental anxiety or those seeking a quick tooth replacement solution. Because their placement is simpler and they have a shorter healing timeline, mini implants require fewer dental visits, which makes them less expensive than traditional implants.

Mini implants provide all these benefits at a lower cost while being just as effective and reliable as traditional implants. When you compare them side by side, mini implants are the clear choice.

Mini Implant Denture Options

The phrase “mini dentures” really refers to full-size implant dentures supported by mini implants. Depending on your needs, mini-implant dentures can offer different levels of removability and functionality.

  • Snap-on dentures: These removable prosthetics, also known as overdentures, attach to 4-8 mini implants and provide much greater stability than traditional dentures. They also eliminate much of the pink plastic base, allowing denture-wearers to taste food normally once again. If you have a conventional denture in good condition, Dr. Bradford can convert it into a snap-on denture using mini implants.
  • Fix-on-Six®: This semi-removable option is known as a roundhouse bridge, though its function is to replace all your teeth. It’s made of durable zirconia, and we attach it to 6-10 mini implants for added stability. An implant dentist like Dr. Bradford will only remove the prosthetic for professional cleaning. Speaking of the prosthetic, Fix-on-Six eliminates the pink plastic base of traditional dentures, giving them a much closer look and feel to real teeth.
  • Non-removable roundhouse bridge: This is the most stable, functional, and natural-looking denture option. Using 10-12 mini implants as their base, these permanent dentures don’t come off once they’re on. You can treat them and care for them just like real teeth.

How Much Are Mini Implant Dentures?

We understand the financial aspect of dental care can be daunting. That’s why, at your free consultation, our practice offers an in-depth evaluation of your insurance benefits so you understand your coverage. We also offer a soft credit check and various flexible financing options to make affordable monthly payments possible for every budget. Our goal is to make your journey to a better smile as affordable and stress-free as possible.

Restore a Confident Smile With Mini Implant Dentures

Choosing mini dental implants is more than just a dental decision; it’s a step towards regaining your quality of life. These implants offer a stable, long-lasting solution for missing teeth, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak confidently. Their design, efficiency, and affordability make them an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their oral health and overall well-being. Don’t wait to reclaim your smile—schedule your free implant consultation today and see how mini dental implants can affect your future.

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