Stabilize Dentures with Mini Dental Implants

At Templeton Dentistry, we help patients improve the appearance of their smiles and the function of their bites with mini dental implants, one of the most popular restorative dentistry procedures being offered today. Whether you have been considering mini dental implants for years or are only now beginning to research treatment options to improve the appearance of your smile, Dr. David Templeton can help.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are specifically used as anchors to secure dentures as a way to permanently replace groups of missing teeth. The implants consist of a small screw that is inserted into the jaw and an abutment, which sits above the gum line and attaches to the denture. In the weeks following treatment, the bone in your jaw fuses to the implant’s metal rod, so the mini implant remains in place forever and can help nurture jawbone density in place of your missing natural teeth.

What are the benefits of getting Mini Dental Implants?

In general, treatment with mini-implants offers many benefits for Dr. Templeton’s patients. Some of these include:

  • No oral appliance removal for cleaning
  • No slurred speech or tissue damage (as experienced with removable dentures)
  • Maintenance of bone density in the jaw following an extraction
  • Improves jaw alignment and bite

Mini-Implants vs. Traditional Dental Implants

There are several different types of teeth replacement methods used by cosmetic dentists for improving the appearance of your smile if you have multiple missing teeth. Compared to traditional dental implants, mini dental implants are:

  • Much less invasive to install
  • Implemented without the use of full anesthesia
  • Shorter to recover from
  • Quicker to heal
  • Less expensive

What happens after Mini Dental Implants are placed?

After undergoing a mini dental implant procedure at Dr. Templeton’s dental office, you will be able to get back on your feet quickly. Many of our patients who are treated with mini dental implants return to work the next day. During the days following the procedure, you’ll need to avoid crunchy foods, but you will be able to enjoy them again once you have completed healed.

Not everyone is a good candidate for mini dental implants, but Dr. Templeton can help you determine if this restorative dentistry treatment is ideal for your needs during an initial consultation. At this appointment, he will take digital images of your mouth to examine the structure of your jaw and the health of your gums. From there, he can advise you as to what type of treatment is most ideal for your unique needs.

Our dental practice is happy to help patients from all over Scott County, including Weber City, Nicklesville, Duffield, Big Stone Gap, and even Kingsport, Tennessee. To learn more about mini dental implants and schedule your consultation with Dr. Templeton at our Gate City office, call us  today.