While we would love to place the One Day Smile Solution for each of our patients, we realize that not everyone is looking for such a drastic solution. If you have dentures, you know that the major concern with dentures is how they fit. You need to know that your teeth are secure before you smile for that picture, answer that question, or take a bite out of that meal. It’s a matter of comfort, but it is also a matter of confidence. We understand your need for a solution, and we think we have an answer for you!
If you are looking for a more secure solution for your dentures, we would encourage you to try mini-dental implants. Mini-dental implants work the same way as regular implants. Small titanium screws are placed directly into the jaw bone, but these screws are smaller than ordinary implant screws. In fact, most of our patients can have this procedure done with local anesthesia (though we always offer IV sedation if you need it).
Once the implants are in, you can then snap your new dentures right into place! The dentures will be fitted with pieces that lock onto the implants. You can still remove the dentures for cleaning, but they will be much more secure during your daily activities. We should mention that this procedure is only recommended for the lower jaw. Mini implants just don’t work as well when trying to secure the upper jaw.
The best part is that mini-dental implants are much less expensive than a full set of implants. You can usually get a more secure smile for about $4,000-$5,000 per jaw. If this, or some of our other amazing solutions, interests you, contact us today to set up your appointment! We look forward to showing you all that your smile can be!