Mini Dental Implants in Williamsville, NY
Todd Shatkin DDS is a world-renowned cosmetic dentist specializing in Mini Dental Implants in Williamsville, NY. Over his 30+ year career, he has placed over 35,000 mini dental implants in Williamsville to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, denture stabilization, and full mouth reconstructions. The success rates of his mini dental implants exceed 95% and he developed and patented the technique that is currently used by thousands of dentists around the world. If you are interested in mini dental implants, you want to work with the best dentist with the most experience. Contact the Aesthetic Associates Centre today for a free mini dental implant consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin and let his experience work for you.
Losing your natural teeth can be very traumatic and can make a huge impact on your self-confidence, self-esteem, nutrition, and general quality of a life. For many, the traditional options for replacing a partial or full set of teeth have been dentures or implants. Both options come with advantages and disadvantages, but a new technique, mini dental implants, combines the benefits of both and offers a great alternative to teeth replacement. Dr. Todd Shatkin specializes in providing mini dental implants in Williamsville and has helped countless patients improve their confidence, function, and overall health with mini dental implants.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants combine the benefits of dentures with the benefits of traditional dental implants. Dentures have always been a low-cost way to replace lost teeth, but they can be uncomfortable and, because they are removable, can slip or fall out when chewing or talking. This can be embarrassing and often leave people feeling uncomfortable in social situations. A mini dental implant can provide permanent replacement teeth that are strong and durable, but the cost is often higher than people can afford. This is where mini dental implants solve the problem.
Traditional dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and are designed to have a replacement screwed onto the post. They require strong bone mass in the jaw in order to support the replacement teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone has the bone mass that is required for full implants. The good news is that a mini dental implant does not require the same level of bone mass but can still provide the security of stabilized replacement teeth.
Mini dental implants are smaller in size and, instead of a screw thread, they have a small ball on the end that comes through the gum. Dentures are then designed to pop onto these posts and are secured into place with O-rings. These posts keep your dentures secure and in place when you are wearing them, but easy to remove when cleaning is necessary. While mini dental implant treatment can be used in the upper jaw, they are typically used more for lower dentures. If you are interested in mini dental implants in Williamsville, contact Dr. Todd Shatkin to arrange a free mini dental implant consultation.
How are Mini Dental Implants Placed?
Similar to traditional implant placement, a small incision is made into the gum and a hole is drilled into the jawbone. The mini dental implant posts are placed into the bone and the dentist sutures the gums closed. Mini dental implant placement is slightly less invasive than traditional implants and requires no time to heal without your dentures in place. Once the procedure is complete, your dentures can be put into place immediately. While you may experience some discomfort for a few days, you should be able to resume normal activity immediately.
Are They Secure and/or Removeable?
Mini dental implant retained dentures are extremely secure compared to traditional dentures. Securing your dentures into place with mini dental implants is quick and easy. Simply hold your denture on each outer side and gently place the denture on top of the posts. Ensure that the O-rings are positioned over the posts. With light pressure, snap the denture down into place.
To remove your dentures for cleaning, simply put each thumb underneath each side of the denture and gently push up, freeing them from the post. Use care to apply pressure equally to both sides.
How Do You Care For Your Dental Implants?
Caring for your mini dental implant begins with traditional denture cleaning. Remove and clean your dentures as instructed by your dentist. In addition to cleaning your dentures, you must clean and take care of the implants. Brushing the posts, as you would natural teeth, helps remove plaque and bacteria that can build up. Make sure to thoroughly clean and brush both the ball of each implant and around the O-rings. Keeping these areas clean helps to ensure your dentures will sit properly and stay in place.
If you already have dentures, you may be able to use them with new mini dental implants. In many cases, your current dentures can be retrofitted to fit the implants and save on costs.
If you would like more information on dental implants or mini dental implants in Williamsville and how they can help secure your beautiful smile, contact the Aesthetic Associates Centre today to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin.
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