We Improve Full Dentures With Mini Implants

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

For many years, full dentures have been a solution for the 36 million Americans grappling with edentulism. The complete loss of teeth can greatly impact your quality of life. At the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Syracuse, NY, we understand the profound impact tooth loss can have on your oral health and lifestyle. If you want to replace your missing teeth, full dentures are still an option. However, the more modern implant-retained alternatives can be a life-changing solution. They offer a more functional, stable replacement for missing teeth and a gateway to restored confidence.

The Pros and Cons of Full Dentures

Full Dentures in Syracuse, NY | Mini Dental Implants | Dr. BradfordFull dentures serve their purpose as tooth replacement prosthetics, but they come with some drawbacks. Traditional full dentures are complete sets of false teeth designed to replace an entire arch of natural teeth. The acrylic base rests on your gums and relies on that connection for stability. Their removability makes cleaning easy but also leads to common issues like slipping, which can impact your speech and eating habits.

Full dentures will naturally lose their fit over time partly because they do nothing to stop the deterioration of your jawbone and gums, which occurs when missing tooth roots are not replaced. Not only does this cause dentures to slip or “float,” but it will eventually cause sagging in your face.

While full dentures have been a functional solution, advancements in dental technology have brought us more stable and comfortable options, such as implant-retained dentures and roundhouse bridges.

Implant-Retained Dentures

A significant evolution in tooth replacement is using dental implants or mini dental implants for added stability in restorative procedures. Dental implants are titanium screws that are attached directly to your jawbone, creating a strong anchor point for connecting dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, or implant dentures. They also serve as artificial tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone to halt bone and tissue deterioration.

We offer several varieties of implant dentures that provide similar advantages over full dentures. However, each implant denture option has unique features.

  • Snap-on dentures: Also known as implant-retained overdentures, this option utilizes 4-8 mini dental implants as anchors. They provide much greater security and a better fit than traditional full dentures. However, snap-on dentures are still removable at home. They marry the easy removability of conventional full dentures with the security of implants. Thanks to their greater stability, they also offer a more natural feel and function.
  • Fix-on-Six®: The Fix-on-Six denture system is an alternative to All-on-Four, which uses large conventional implants. For this option, Dr. Bradford will attach a zirconia roundhouse bridge to 6-10 mini implants, providing a long-lasting replacement for all your top or bottom teeth. This option is only removable during your routine cleaning with Dr. Bradford.
  • Permanent dentures: Our strongest and most long-lasting option is a permanent zirconia roundhouse bridge that Dr. Bradford cements onto 10-12 mini implants. This non-removable bridge is the closest choice to the feel and look of your natural teeth due to its unparalleled stability and high-quality materials.

The Mini Implant Denture Advantage

Mini implant dentures are a breakthrough in implant denture technology using mini implants for stabilization rather than bulkier traditional implants. These narrow-diameter implants offer several benefits:

  1. Less invasive placement: Because they are so slim, mini implants don’t require incisions or stitches. Instead, Dr. Bradford makes only a small pilot hole for each implant. This minimal invasiveness contributes to a more efficient procedure and allows Dr. Bradford to place your implants in a single visit.
  2. Immediate results: Your prosthetic will be prepared at a dental lab before Dr. Bradford schedules your procedure. When your custom dentures are ready, Dr. Bradford will place your implants and attach your prosthetic during the same visit.
  3. Quicker recovery: Larger implants require more healing time and 3-6 months to fuse with the jawbone. Mini implants only need about three weeks for full recovery.
  4. More cost-effective: Because the mini implant process requires fewer visits and less time, it is less expensive than other restoration options, such as implant dentures supported by traditional implants. Also, you’ll save time and money in the long run because your dentures won’t need to be constantly adjusted or remade.
  5. Long-lasting durability: Despite their small size, mini implants have an impressive success rate and can last a lifetime if properly taken care of.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

We understand that the cost of a full dental procedure like implant dentures can be a concern. We aim to simplify the financial process, helping you understand your insurance coverage and ensuring that budgetary constraints don’t get in the way of your new smile. Our practice also works with multiple financing companies to provide flexible payment plans. We also offer a soft credit check to give you an idea of your financial standing.

Stabilize Full Dentures With Mini Implants Today

If you’re considering full dentures, modern dentistry offers solutions that can transform your overall quality of life. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bradford to explore how full dentures, especially those supported by mini implants, can offer you a stable, comfortable, and beautiful smile.

As the Mini Dental Implant Center of America in Syracuse, NY, you can trust that our treatments are guided by the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques. Our team is dedicated to helping you regain the ability to eat your favorite foods again, speak clearly, and fully appreciate life’s special moments.

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