I have loose poor fitting dentures & no teeth. Would mini implants work as an anchor?
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Using mini implants to stabilize a denture
Because you mentioned that your dentures are ill fitting, I would recommend that either prior to placing mini dental implants or at the time of implant placement, you should have the dentures relined so that they have a better fit. This will not only give you a more comfortable and more stable result, it will also have a protecting effect on the implants because the denture will be more stable and will not rock the implants lose due to lateral chewing forces.
it is true that mini dental implants do not have a life expectancy of full-size implants, however with proper placement by the dentist and proper care at home, you should expect a mini dental implant to last at least five years.
There are many variables that will affect cost, but the range should be somewhere around $400-$800 per implant.
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Mini Implants and dentures
I really don't like the concept of mini implants as in general they do fail long term and ultimately the patient may be disappointed
There are a number of options with implants and dentures depending on cost and also the clinical situation ie ...How much bone you have .
On the lower jaw 2 implants may be placed to stabilise a great looking denture . On the upper arch 4 implants are normally required .
Patients with dentures love when implants are placed as their dentures can be transformed into a set that function and are aesthetically pleasing
Will mini dental implants fix my denture?
The cost is less than conventional implants due to the minimal surgery needed. What you should remember is this is not a long term option even though some studies have shown that these can be successful for at least 8 to 10 years. Ideally to restore proper chewing, a more thoroughly designed conventional implant system whether it is the use of multiple implants or a couple of implants with an over denture as an option but certainly it is an option for you if you are concerned about getting the stability.
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Mini implants great for lower dentures
My best Rx is to ut6ilize mini's for immediate use and to also do full implants for long term if finances permit.
I frequently hear stories of people going without teeth during implant procedures and mini implants are a great resource for comfort and cosmetics during complex cases.
I have had some patients for minis for 15 years and because they are quick and easy they can be accomplishe in compromised patients. I recently placed several mini implants in my 97 year old uncle.
Yes, mini implants will be better than none and regular implants will be better than minis. You must remember though that a mini implant is 10mm long which will require bone length and many people with dentures have lost a lot of bone height. Multiple short implants or bone grafting/sinus grafting may be needed prior. Get your consults and don't worry implant placement is less painful than a tooth extraction.
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