How Mini Implants Could be the Answer!
Did you know that approximately 300,000 people are missing all of their teeth in the Baltimore metro area? If you are one of these people, there’s a good chance that you rely on a full denture to eat, speak, and smile effectively. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance you’re also part of the 70 to 80 percent of people who have a denture they basically can’t use. For denture wearers, this problem is all too common.
Luckily, there’s a good chance your dentist can help your case, and it isn’t exclusively through a new denture. Instead, he offers a dental technology that can invigorate your smile and make everyday tasks easy again. Before we go any further, it’s important to acknowledge this key point.
Mini Implants turn Dentures into a Long-Term Solution
While traditional dentures can last over 10 years when properly cared for, it doesn’t mean you won’t run into problems until then. Typically after about four to five years of use, you’ll start to notice the denture won’t fit your mouth as well, making daily tasks more and more cumbersome. This is, unfortunately, a common result of basic human anatomy. When the mouth is missing teeth, it begins to change shape, causing your denture to fit improperly. Even though the denture itself is sturdy, it doesn’t change the fact that your mouth will transform over time.
Because of this change, patients are far less likely to wear their denture, especially if calluses and blisters begin to form in the mouth. This causes them to start using dental adhesives or abandon their dentures entirely. Without proper dentures, patients can’t eat the same foods they're used to and their diet takes a major hit.
Possible Solutions to this Problem
To avoid developing malnutrition or simply regain your smile, patients have a few options. First, they can have their denture relined, which involves reshaping the acrylic base of your denture. Second, patients can replace their denture entirely to fit their newly-shaped mouth, without the need for adhesives. Finally, patients can opt for dental implants that work in tandem with their dentures.
Dentures designed to attach to dental implants offer patients a better fit, but it’s not unusual for patients to be ineligible to receive them because of their bone density requirements. That’s where Dr. Milner comes in.
Why Mini Implants May Be the Solution for You
Dr. Milner has received training specifically centered around the placement of mini-implants, an alternative to the conventional implants. While the success rates are equally high, mini-implants:
- Are less invasive
- Require no surgical cutting
- Can heal much faster
- Are more comfortable due to less drilling needed
- Cost roughly half the price of conventional implants
Mini-implants are a unique solution because of how well they can be customized to work with dentures. Dr. Milner can replace multiple teeth together, making it an ideal option for securing ill-fitting dentures and giving your teeth back. In fact, he can perform treatment the same day you visit. Going home and eating dinner after a dental procedure has never been easier!
Out of the approximately 300,000 people in the Baltimore metro area, don’t be the patient with an unusable denture. Ill-fitting dentures often lead to malnutrition and lower average life expectancy. With a denture supported by mini-implants, you can get your diet back on track. To get started, schedule a free consultation for yourself or for a friend or family member that can benefit from mini dental implants!