Losing his or her teeth can be an upsetting time for many patients. Not only are the teeth necessary for eating and speaking, but a person's smile is a critical part of his appearance. Dr. Stanley Levenson and the team at Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA, are committed to helping our patients restore their smile and replace their missing teeth. Tooth replacement procedures include traditional dental implants, mini implants, dentures, and crown and bridge appliances.
Mini dental implants are often an effective treatment for patients who want an affordable and less invasive treatment. This treatment provides patients with the stability of dental implants and the cost-effectiveness and convenience of dentures. Like traditional implants, mini implants are inserted into the jawbone and the bone is given time to grow over the implant. Once healed, the denture is placed on the head of the implant. This procedure allows the replacement tooth to fit gently but securely against the gums delivering a stable and comfortable restoration.
The mini implant and denture combination is a comfortable and minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require stitches or a lengthy recovery period. The procedure only takes about two hours to insert the implant and place the denture.
Additionally, unlike conventional dentures, mini-implants and dentures help to keep the mouth and body healthy. The implant itself stimulates the jawbone and prevents bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing. In addition, it helps the face to retain its shape and avoid a sunken look or shifted teeth that can also occur when there is no bone stimulation.
As with conventional dentures, the mini-implant dentures can be removed for easy cleaning. However, they do not need to be held into place with messy adhesives. Therefore, patients can eat and speak without the sore and irritated gums that can be caused from shifting dentures.
To learn more about mini dental implants call Levenson Smile at 855-849-8255 .