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Let’s Talk Mini Implants

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Let’s Talk Mini Implants

Our face, is in many ways, a representation of who we are and how people see us. So too is our smile. As such the ability to smile, freely and confidently should not be underestimated. But for those without or missing teeth, that confidence is often stripped away.

For people who are edentulous (toothless), smiling is not a symbol of happiness, but rather exposure of that which makes them feel self-conscious. But there is an alternative that can bring back both smiles and confidence. An alternative that Sunshine Dental Group hails as ‘easy to clean’ and ‘cheaper to maintain’ than other, more expensive alternatives.

Mini Implants are an innovative and advanced dental solution that has many advantages over traditional dentures or dental implant techniques. Before discussing whether Mini Implants are right for you, let’s first discuss what it is.

What are Mini Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium fixtures, inserted into the jawbone to support a tooth or a ‘bridge’ segment of teeth. Mini Implants are a non-invasive dental implant technique that uses fewer implants than older methods, and thus cuts down on treatment time, leading to a better smile faster and with less recovery time.

Because this technique does not require grafting or rebuilding bone, the process is less time consuming and cost effective. Mini Implants are very similar to your natural tooth.  They are used to stabilise a denture or as a supportive bridge for a fixed implant. This procedure is a one appointment treatment performed under general anaesthesia. It does not utilise any sutures and hence has shorter recovery time as it is less evasive.

The benefits

When compared to traditional denture or implant techniques, there are many reasons why Mini Implants are the better option.

The dentures are fixed in place so they do not require adhesives. The implants are more comfortable as they don’t shift in the mouth or put any pressure on the gums. Furthermore, they do not need to be removed at night time and can be cleaned like regular teeth. Simple brushing is all the maintenance they need.

Most impressive though is that in published studies regarding this technique, Mini Implants has a success rate of 98 per cent leading it to be one of the better alternatives out there today.

But is it for me? 

Are searching for the freedom to smile again? Then you should at the very least consider Mini Implants. The best way to find out if this procedure is right for you is to consult a dentist. For more information, contact the Sunshine Dental Group on (03) 9311 1056.

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