Of all the dental innovations over the last twenty years or so, the invention of dental implants and implant supported dentures has probably been the ones with the biggest impact on patients’ quality of life and long-term outcomes. That’s because implants allow tooth replacements that are sturdy, permanent, and long-lasting. Traditional implants do not work for every patient, though. They require a certain amount of space, a large amount of existing jawbone for an anchor, and a patient who can easily tolerate the procedure. Implant supported dentures have multiple benefits over traditional implants.
The advent of mini-implants a few years ago increased the availability of dental implants for a variety of patients, and it also provided new uses for dental implants. Miniature implants allow patients who would not otherwise be qualified for an implant procedure to use them because they can be placed in smaller gaps than traditional implants. This allows for:
Dental implants were originally designed to replace sections of teeth, as an alternative to bridge work. Using mini implants to seat the dentures and to hold them in place allows for the use of implants in the manufacture of total teeth replacements that have the durability and the lifespan you expect from titanium implants.
If you are looking at dentures in the near future, your dentist will be able to tell you whether or not you are a candidate for dentures that are supported by miniature dental implants. The first step in discovering whether or not this procedure is for you is a consultation. From there, it will be easy for the doctor to have a conversation with you about your options.
To make an appointment for that consultation, contact Dr. Cieplak’s office in La Plata, MD today. Our associates are happy to answer any of your questions about appointment availability.