Dental implant technology has come to design new dental implant methods known as mini and midi implants. Whilst they also help with teeth loss with the same effects as dental implants; this treatment does not require surgery of the gum.
This low pain treatment is affordable and allows patients to eat, chew and talk in a matter of no time. Hertfordshire dental implants can include mini/midi implants which are an effective system that ensures denture stability.
Mini and midi implants act as the roof of the tooth, this gives the ability for a crown or a denture to be firmly attached. A midi implant is roughly around the same size as a mini implant but is slightly wider.
Midi implants have a greater surface area as opposed to mini implants; this helps support fixed crowns. Due to the fact they have a built in shoulder, this provides improved oral hygiene.
This implant is secure within the first day and therefore it is not essential to require a surgical flap. This means that healing can take place very quickly, which gives the ability to fit a permanent crown in just two weeks after the initial treatment.
How do mini and midi implants work?
Since this treatment is done in a time of short duration it will consist of a one step process. A local anaesthetic will be used to minimise any pain or in some cases a light sedation can also be utilised.
The implants will then be installed into the jawbone. The head of the implants will extend beyond the surface this will enable for a firm foundation. This will secure the bridges, crowns or dentures.
Who can get midi and mini implants?
Midi and mini implants are suitable for individuals with both thinner and wider bone structure this can range from 2.3 – 4.3mm. It is for patients who cannot get implants due to a lack of bone and for those who desire an affordable cheaper solution.
After the treatment
Once the implant has been installed into the gum the tooth will then be firmly attached to the implant. However, it is not essential to have to get an implant for every missing tooth. If a patient has 3 missing teeth in the same area it is recommended to get a fitted bridge or a partial denture, this can then be assisted with two implants.
However, this can vary depending on each patient’s situation. This has the ability to be cleaned and removed and does not require the need for a surgery.
Benefits of midi and mini implants
Many individuals may fear a surgical process, however midi and mini implants reduce the need for surgery. This means drilling of the gum will not be required which means that no stitching will be necessary post surgery.
Since this is a quick process there will be less waiting time along with less regular visits. In a lot of circumstances, there can be momentary perforation of the gum and the exterior designated area of the bone.