The Benefits Of Mini Dental Implants

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When you have a weakened jawbone due to major tooth loss, you could benefit from dental implant dentures. With Mini Implants, we can support a new smile with less jawbone structure than traditional options require. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about our Mini Implants.

The Dangers of Losing Your Smile

When you suffer from the loss of most of your teeth, this could lead to issues eating, problems with clear speech, and even the loss of your jawbone’s integrity. The latter occurs when the body stops sending doses of key nutrients to the jawbone around the missing roots, so the loss of mass and density cause a breakdown linked to an older appearance. This can also impact your ability to remove traditional dental implant dentures, as there may not be enough structure to support these new roots. But our team can offer an alternative with Mini Implants, which requires less structure to stay in place, so you can receive a new smile without the need for surgical procedures like sinus lifts or grafting beforehand.

Assessing Your Candidacy

Our team will take a close look at your smile to assess the severity of your tooth loss and the impact on your jaw. We will decide if you need dentures, and may extract the last few teeth to make room for them. If you can’t undergo surgery to strengthen the jaw, the grafting and sinus lift we mentioned before, then we could still secure a fixed denture that never slips and doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. We do this with unique dental implants known as Mini Implants.

Placing Mini Implants

These posts are smaller and more affordable, and require a less involved surgery. You also enjoy a much shorter healing period. Even if you have insufficient jawbone structure for traditional options, we can secure your new roots, inserting them at the right angle, position, and depth to ensure they stay in place and stimulate the growth of your jawbone, so your new teeth can last for decades or even a lifetime for some patients. If you have any questions about how we support a fixed set of dentures with our Mini Implants, or if you have advanced tooth loss that needs attention, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again!


To book a checkup or a consultation for a set of new and lifelike teeth, call Dr. Stewart’s team today. You can call our office in Livonia, MI, at 734-425-4400. Our team understands the value of a complete smile, and wants to offer a replacement that not only looks natural, but acts like natural teeth while also preserving your jaw and youthful facial features in the process.