At Siana Dental we provide Mini Dental Implants as a minimally invasive solution to secure dentures. Mini Dental Implants are designed to stabilise dentures that are slipping and uncomfortable. The treatment can be carried out in a shorter time frame compared to alternatives and can often be secured to the patient’s existing dentures.
Eat, smile and talk with greater comfort.
No more denture glue.
Simple and affordable procedure.
Mini dental implants are designed to be set in soft and dense bone so the denture can be fitted within the same appointment. Each treatment is customised to suit the patient’s unique needs
and facial structure.
Feel more comfortable and secure with your smile. Mini dental implants remove the need for sticky adhesives, restore functionality, can relieve associated speech impediments and are hidden beneath the dentures.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Complete dentures are either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about a month after all the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed. The drawback behind an immediate denture is that it may require more adjustments after the healing has taken place.
Candidates for complete dentures have lost most or all of their teeth. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A denture improves chewing ability, speech and provides support for facial muscles. It will greatly enhance the facial appearance and smile.
A denture is fragile, so it is important to handle it with care. Remove and brush the denture daily, preferably with a brush designed specifically for cleaning dentures, using either a denture cleanser or toothpaste. Never use harsh, abrasive cleansers, including abrasives toothpastes, because they may scratch the surface of the denture. Don’t sterilise your denture with boiling water because it will cause it to become warped. If you wear a partial denture be sure to remove it before brushing your natural teeth. When not in use, soak it in a cleanser solution or in water. Get in the habit of keeping the denture in the same safe and handy place to reduce the likelihood of misplacement.
While you may be advised to wear your denture almost constantly during the first two weeks -even while you sleep- under normal circumstances it is considered best to remove it at night. Research has shown that removing the denture for at least eight hours during either the day or night allows the gum tissue to rest and allows normal stimulation and cleansing by the tongue and saliva. This promotes better, long-term health of the gums.
It is important to continue having regular dental check-ups so a dentist can examine oral tissues for signs of disease or cancer. As with ageing, your mouth will continue to change as the bone under your denture shrinks or recedes. To maintain a proper fit over time, it may be necessary to adjust your denture or possibly remake your denture. Never attempt to adjust a denture yourself and do not use denture adhesives for a prolonged period because it can contribute to bone loss. When in doubt, consult your dentist.
Are you tired of dealing with the embarrassment and pain of loose dentures? Do you want to smile confidently and eat without worrying about your dentures moving? Do you want to stop using denture glue?
Mini Dental Implants are smaller compared to traditional dental implants. This allows the mini implants treatment to be a minimally-invasive procedure that can be finished within the same day. We can even complete all of your treatment whilst you are asleep in our dental rooms under I.V. sedation!
Unlike traditional implants, this procedure is virtually pain-free. Mini dental implants are used to add much-needed stability to your existing loose dentures and to firmly attach the dentures to the jawbone. This helps make the treatment cost-effective and very affordable. Your current dentures should be a comfortable fit, otherwise they may need to be relined or replaced prior to implant placement.
This technique also makes it possible even for those with thin jaw ridges to have the benefits of a dental implant treatment, without the use of a bone grafting procedure. Not everyone is suitable for this treatment. For more information, speak to Dr Max at Siana Dental today.
Dr Max has over 20 years of experience in dentistry and has undertaken advanced training in Implant Surgery, Intravenous Sedation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and Oral Surgery. He can answer any questions you may have regarding our services, or any other oral health issues you may have.