If you live in Oroville, California, you know how important it is to have a beautiful winning smile. Most of us are born with gorgeous smiles, but we can experience tooth loss as we grow older. This can be caused by several things, including aging, decay, accidents, and injuries.
The good news is that there are many options for people needing dental implants, including small-diameter implants.
Small diameter implants are also known as “mini implants.” Your dentist will place these small implants directly into the bone. The mini implants serve as anchors for either of these types of dentures.
With mini implants, you can still remove your dentures for maintenance and cleaning.
Some people have difficulty with dentures, which is where mini implants can help. In some cases, by the time a patient needs dentures, there has already been a significant bone loss in the areas that anchor the teeth. When less bone remains in the area, it can be challenging to keep dentures in place for chewing and speaking.
Often, this happens with lower dentures because bone loss continues to occur over time. With mini implants, this issue is resolved because the dentures can be anchored directly to the bone.
With mini implants, your dentures will function and feel similar to your natural teeth. Additionally, there will be less bone loss over time.
For mini implants, you will visit your dentist for several appointments. While your procedure may be slightly different, these are the basic steps for getting mini implants. You’ll also need to plan for a few weeks for the healing process.
Are you ready to learn more about your options for mini implants? Get in touch with Dr. Daniel Appel and the team at Daniel Appel, DDS, Inc. in Oroville, California. We are available via phone at (530) 783-7545, or you can request an appointment online.