How are the dentures stabilized by using the mini dental implants?
The system of mini dental implants consist of miniature titanium alloy implants, screwed into the bone, and a corresponding retaining fixture that is incorporated into the removable denture. The ball-shaped head of the implant, protruding from the bone, goes to the socket in the denture. Rubber ring tightly seals the head of the implant in the socket and the denture is stable in the mouth. Denture basis gently adheres to the gums. Small movements are available in the fixed sockets, so they can be operated with natural chewing force.
How are the mini dental implants screwed into?
An accurate minimally traumatizing procedure is performed, during which mini implants are screwed into the jaw. Most commonly the visit to the odontologist takes up to two hours, local anesthetic is administered. Heads of the implants protrude above the gum, creating a solid foundation to denture stabilization. The healing period is much shorter than when conventional implants are applied – denture can be placed already on the same day. As with any other procedure, risks should not be forgotten.
Odontologist should decide whether this procedure is right for you.
How are you going to feel after the first day of treatment?
You may feel a slight discomfort, a little pain, but the pain can be reduced with medicine. You will feel the denture is safe and stable in the mouth. You will be able to chew and eat right away, however you will have to avoid especially hard and sticky food for sometime.
How should you take care of implants and dentures?
It is recommended to brush small implants with a special toothbrushes “Access” as if they were natural teeth. These toothbrushes are designed specially for implants to clean and to stimulate surrounding tissues of the gum.