Sometimes, issues with the strength of the jawbone can occur following tooth loss. These issues can complicate replacement options. But to secure a new set of teeth without the need for oral surgery first, your Livonia, MI, dentist could provide a set of mini dental implants!
The Weakened Jawbone
When we lose teeth and time elapses before seeking treatment, this could mean the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone around the missing root. Without these nutrients, the jaw begins to lose mass and density. Over time, this weakens it and could cause further tooth loss or even a prematurely aged appearance! For traditional fixed dentures, you may not have enough jawbone to support them, and would need to first receive grafting or sinus lifts to rebuild the structure. But we have an option that could prevent the need for these procedures!
The Benefits of Mini Implants
Mini dental implants are smaller and more affordable than traditional ones. This also means that they require less jawbone tissue to secure them. As a result, you could qualify for them without requiring oral surgery to fortify your jawbone structure. We plan the placement process carefully and guide it with digital technology, choosing the optimal positions and angles for the new roots. We insert these biocompatible titanium posts, and they bond with the jaw through osseointegration. Now, your new roots could last for decades, possibly even a lifetime!
Attaching Dentures in the Same Visit
The implants require a shorter healing time than traditional ones, which means for some patients we could attach abutments to them and connect the dentures in the same visit, so you leave with a full smile. The denture portion will of course be custom-made to offer a lifelike option that reflects your unique facial structure. Once attached to the abutments, you will have dentures that last for decades and never slip when you eat or speak. You also never need to remove them for cleaning or scaling either, they look and infection as natural teeth.
Replacing your missing teeth not only helps you eat your favorite foods again and speak clearly, but you also feel good about your appearance and your overall quality of life could improve. If you have any questions about our Mini Implants, or about any of our other options, such as All-On-Four, then contact our team today.
Do You Need a New Smile?
A set of dental implant dentures can mean a full and beautiful smile again! To learn more about our options for addressing missing teeth, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.