HOW TO CHOOSE AN IMPLANT DENTIST
You may be wondering how to find the right implant dentist you can trust to restore your teeth and your smile so you can enjoy your life to its fullest. Someone who takes the time to listen to your needs and concerns. A talented dentist who can help you achieve the results you’re looking for in a healthy youthful smile.
Dr. Ajmo has been changing people’s lives for over 25 years with cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has the experience and advanced skills to expertly perform your dental implant surgery, keeping you totally comfortable and relaxed with sedation. He incorporates his artistic talents in facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry to give you a healthy beautiful smile that will suit your face and keep you looking your best so you can live your life to the fullest. PGA Dentistry offers you complete implant care by 1 expert in 1 state-of-the-art facility.
Introducing Mini Dental Implant
Although they’re both made from a biocompatible titanium alloy, traditional dental implants have an average diameter of 4-5mm, while mini dental implants have a diameter of 3mm or less. Mini implants are often longer than traditional implants and may be placed at different angles and depths to optimize stability. Dr. Ajmo generally recommends mini implants for patients who have worn full dentures for several years, but want a more reliable alternative to removable dentures, which tend to slip out of place.
Mini implants are an excellent solution for anchoring a full lower denture, although they can also anchor an upper denture. The PGA Dentistry partners with a trusted dental lab that can, in some cases, retrofit a patient’s existing dentures to connect to mini implants.
Benefits of Mini Implants
For some patients, mini implants offer a number of benefits, including:
- Mini implants typically cost less than traditional implants.
- No downtime.
- No more dentures that slip, slide, or shift while eating and speaking.
- No need for denture adhesive.
- If used to secure an upper denture, mini implants can negate the need for a palate plate, meaning that thousands of taste receptors that were previously covered up are now exposed. This results in a heightened sense of taste and improved enjoyment of flavorful foods.
- In many cases, mini implants can help people whose age or health status disqualifies them from undergoing traditional implant surgery.
Moreover, Dr. Ajmo has the expertise and training to place immediate-load mini implants. If you and the doctor determine that mini dental implants are right for you, you can walk into your appointment with problematic removable dentures and walk out with a secure, functional set of mini-implant-secured dentures.
How are Mini Implants Placed?
Before you come in for your implant placement appointment, you will first sit down and have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Ajmo. During this meeting, you will discuss goals for treatment, and review your medical and dental history. He will perform an evaluation of your jaw and other oral structures. If you will need a new denture, expect to discuss aesthetic elements, such as shape, length, and shading, that will guide Dr. Ajmo as he designs your prosthetics. Should you require oral sedation or IV sedation, arrangements can be made during your consultation.
At the implant placement appointment, Dr. Ajmo will first ensure that you feel calm and relaxed and that the sites where the implants will be placed are thoroughly numbed. He will insert the implants at precision locations to maximize your existing bone tissue. After the mini implants are secured, Dr. Ajmo will attach your dentures and check the fit. Your dentures will still be removable, but much more secure.
Talk to Us about Solutions for Loose Dentures
Dr. Ajmo and our team are excited about mini dental implants because they allow us to help our patients enjoy a higher quality of life. If you would like to learn more about mini implants, contact us today and schedule your consultation.