St Anthony Village Dental Care is excited to announce that we have added mini implants to the services we provide. While we will continue to offer regular implants, mini implants are about half the size of regular implants and can be used in situations where there is not enough room for regular implants.
The most common use for mini implants is to increase retention and improve the comfort of an upper or lower denture. A number of mini implants are placed along the gumline and they serve as an attachment point for the denture. Instead of placing one implant to anchor one tooth, 4 to 6 mini implants are placed to replace an entire arch. Therefore the cost of a case can be drastically reduced.
The small size of mini implants often means no incision needs to be made to place the implant. Usually they can be placed through the gum directly into bone, which virtually eliminates the need for a recovery period. Restorations can often be placed the same day or within a very short time frame.
To find out if this procedure is right for you or if you know of someone who is struggling with their dentures please do not hesitate to contact us at 612 781 9270 for a free consultation. Following mini implant placement Dr Osterbauer and staff will work closely to develop the best care plan for you. Follow up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.