Mini dental implants are a very cost effective way to get implants, especially for denture wearers. We’re able to put those in at the same day and usually put the teeth on the implants at the same time. They generally cost anywhere from a third to a forth of the cost of a traditional implant which is exciting because it makes it more affordable.
Generally you need more mini-dental implants in the mouth to hold up a denture or to hold the teeth in, but occasionally you can get away with mini-implants if you have a partial denture or something just with one. Occasionally we can even use a mini-implant and attach a single tooth to it.
This is really exciting because it’s a very quick, virtually painless technology that we have that answers a lot of the in between type of problems that we sometimes encounter in dentistry, where maybe somebody’s missing only a few teeth over here on this side and they have a denture and they’re losing a tooth. We can put a couple of mini dental implants in, reattach the denture and the patient is in and out of the office in less than an hour.
It’s a wonderful service. They hold up well. The first thing to do is just find out whether you’re a candidate or not. Most people are generally for mini dental implants. It’s really neat.