What are Mini Implants?
Mini dental implants resemble conventional implants in their shape and materials, but are less than half their size. Although they’re not able to support as much weight as a traditional implant, the miniature version is still predictable and effective. In most cases, Dr. Harry Habbel can place a mini implant in just one day.
One of the common reasons we use mini implants is to secure a removable overdenture. In these situations, Dr. Harry Habbel places about 2-4 implants in your mouth and retrofits your denture with small attachments. Your prosthesis is still removable, but it snaps into place so that it won’t rock or shift throughout the day.
A Simple, Straightforward Procedure
Getting mini implants is a fairly routine process. Only a small amount of local anesthetic is needed to numb the area where it’s being installed. The procedure usually takes less than a half hour from start to finish.
Get a Second Opinion
If you’ve been told that implants aren’t an option because of your teeth shifting or bone shrinking (resorbing,) then mini implants may be a great alternative. Our Southampton, PA office offers comprehensive implants and mini designs to fit the diverse needs of our patients.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Harry Habbel, DDS today to find out which implant solution is right for you! Financing options are available.