Dentures with Mini Dental Implants – Troy Family Dental

Dentures with Mini Dental Implants

Have Dentures? Imagine this.

When you call Troy Family Dental to have the mini dental implants placed in your mouth, it does not take long at all to put the dental implants in place. There is very little discomfort and recovery time is very short. You will be able to eat comfortably, have a nice conversation, laugh and speak with confidence. Your dentures will feel secure and will be held firmly in place. All of this is possible at an affordable price. Plus, you will be able to enjoy life even more with what will feel like your normal teeth back again.

Dental implant procedure has been one of the most important advances in dentistry over the past 25 years. Thousands of thankful denture patients have experienced the instant improvement in their quality of life and self-esteem that applying mini dental implants to dentures bring long-term. Many different types of implants and reconstructions are available. Your options depend on the significance of bone available, the patient’s overall general health and restoration decisions. Troy Family Dental will discuss these options that will work best for you during our initial consultation. Please call 618-667-8020 for a consultation to see if you are eligible for mini dental implants to secure your dentures into place.

If your unsecured denture is making you:

  • miss out on life’s pure pleasures,
  • miss eating your beloved foods,
  • scared to laugh, smile or talk in public

It’s time to improve your life and overall well-being with Mini Dental implants that secure your dentures into your mouth with very minimal pain and recovery time.

What is the Mini Dental Implant Used to Stabilize the Denture?

The mini dental implant is a miniature titanium alloy implant that behaves like the root of your tooth and a securing fixture that is put into the base of your denture so the tiny dental implant can “snap” into place. The top of the implant is formed as a ball, and the receiving fixture works like a socket including a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball while the denture is seated and holds the denture securely in place. When snapped into place the denture gently rests on the gums. The implant connections allow for micro-mobility while enduring natural biting forces.

I’m so grateful for how much the implants have made my life much more enjoyable. To be honest, I do not have any worries about dentures anymore. The biggest plus, NO MORE DENTURE GLUE. Everybody should consider doing this if they have dentures. It’s so easy.

How are Mini Dental Implants Placed?

The arrangement of the implants is performed quickly and easily in a process conducted at our office in the St. Louis Metro Area, with local anesthesia, or IV sedation if preferred. By using a specific, controlled, minimally invasive surgical method, mini dental implants are placed into the jawbone. The tops of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and give a firm, solid support for securing your dentures. With the procedure being minimally invasive in nature, mini dental implant placement doesn’t require a long healing period, intending for dentures to be stabilized that same day the mini implants are installed.

What will my first day be like with the dental implants?

Leave the denture in position for the first 48 hours following implant placement. You should not undergo any excessive bleeding. There will be some moderate discomfort, but this should be minimal and restrained by the pain medication you will be given. If required, take the pain medication only as directed. The denture should feel firm and secure. You should be able to eat as soon as you feel you are hungry, but avoid extremely hard or sticky foods for the period that will be specified by the dentist in your aftercare. When removing the denture, rinse your mouth with mouthwash.

How do I put my dentures in and remove my dentures?

To secure the denture: The mini implants and the O-ring fixtures must be clean and free from debris. Take the denture with both hands and gently snap the denture in place, feeling that the O-rings are resting over the ball head of the implants, press down firmly and evenly on both sides of the denture. Make sure that you feel the implant heads comfortably going each O-ring. You will hear and feel the denture snap into position. If you have trouble placing your denture, make sure that the implants and denture are clear of all debris. Secondly, make certain that you feel the implants resting atop each socket. Remember to push downwards evenly on both sides. If you are still experiencing trouble, see if a spouse or family member can help you in setting the denture.

To remove the denture: put your thumbs on each side of the lower denture rim and force both sides upward at the same time. The tongue can also assist in this easy removal process.

How do I care and maintain my denture with mini dental implants?

You need to brush and clean the ball of the mini implants as if they were your former natural teeth. Same with natural teeth, food, and bacterial debris must be discarded after meals. If not removed, the debris may cause inflammation of the gums and may be forced into the O-rings, this can cause improper seating and loss of retention. It is important to make sure all O-rings is cleaned on a regular basis.