The denture, which can be designed for mini implants, is firmly fixed in the mouth. No wobbling, no falling out, completely fixed. No adhesive is required to secure the fixed denture, so it is completely secure. You can eat comfortably with the denture and chew much more than with a removable denture!
The mini implant denture is designed for the special needs of older patients. The mini titanium screws can be implanted using a simple surgical technique, even without flap preparation, and the surgery is painless, typically taking only about 60 minutes. After a successful operation, the recovery is extremely fast.
If the design of the full removable denture you are currently using is suitable, you do not need a new denture. In many cases, the denture you are currently using can be adapted. After the mini implants have been placed, special rubber rings are made in the old denture, which allow the denture to be snapped back into place.
Mini dental implants have a very small diameter, so they can be used in thin, atrophied bone with a high chance of success. This was the idea behind the development of the mini dental implants, to allow the implantation of dental implants in patients whose jawbone has been significantly destroyed or thinned due to old age or premature tooth extraction.
A definitive diagnosis of implantability is made by the doctor on the basis of a 3-dimensional CBCT radiograph. For best results, 4 to 4 mini implants are required in the mandible and maxilla.
Mini dental implants are used to fix the removable denture. The denture remains removable, but can be snapped onto the ball heads of the mini implants when placed in the mouth. Think of them as little pins, the denture can be attached to these 'pins' so that it remains stable and free from movement when eating and speaking.
The removable denture therefore remains removable, but remains firmly fixed in the mouth, only needing to be removed for cleaning and then immediately replaced. No more denture adhesive is required.
The mini implant removable denture is designed to treat older patients with thin bone.
If you are considering a dental implant, the first step is an assessment by a specialist dentist. In all cases, the examination is complemented by a 3-dimensional CBCT radiograph, where the implantologist takes the appropriate measurements.
Planning a dental implantation means both planning the future denture and planning the implantation surgery. The two phases are two different specialties, so your surgical and prosthetic treatment plan will be a close collaboration between two or more specialist dentists.
The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, completely painless, using a simple surgical technique that does not pose any major risks for older patients. It takes about 60 minutes. Usually 2 or 4 mini dental implants are placed.
Mini implants are generally easier to place than traditional dental implant surgery, so they take less time to heal. After the surgery, the denture is ready in up to 2 weeks and the implants can be connected within 2-3 months
2-3 months after surgery, the mini implant screws are securely fixed in the bone. The dentist creates small cavities on the inner surface of the denture, into which special rings are placed. The ball head of the implant sinks into these and fixes the denture like a patent.