Mini Dental Implants

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini Dental Implant

• If you need to more securely anchor your existing partial or full dentures, mini implants are a safe, permanent and comfortable solution.
• Mini implants act as artificial roots to hold your dentures
• Using a titanium screw placed below the gum and fused to the jawbone, mini implants provide a secure base for your dentures to be fastened.
• Properly cared for, mini implants can last a lifetime

What to Expect

Dental Implant

1. A review of pertinent information, an interview, and an exam with Dr. Bill Recktenwald
2. Discussion of cost and choices of payment options
3. Impression for model to make the guide (It takes about 2 hours to make)
4. A three dimensional scan is taken, which is used to design where the implants are to be placed
5. A small amount of local anesthesia is applied to "numb" the area.
6. The implants are placed using the guide to achieve a predictable result. This process is usually finished in less than half an hour, and involves no stitches, minimal bleeding, and little discomfort.
7. The housing is used to "snap" the denture to the implants immediately. This usually takes less than an hour
8. Instructions are given and follow-up visits for adjustments are scheduled

Here are some reasons why you might
want to choose us to secure your dentures

Dental Implant

1. Technology:
• We use 3 dimensional imaging, while almost all other offices are limited to 2 dimensional imaging
• The latest computer software allows us to design the implant placement, optimizing predictable results.
• A surgical guide transfers a computer design to the patient
2. Training:
• Dr. Bill has taken extensive training in both traditional and mini implants. He is also an active member of The International Academy of Mini Implants
3. Payment Options and Affordability:
• Four mini implants can be placed to secure an existing lower denture for as little as $8.50 a day for a one year payment option.
4. A relaxed, friendly, and non-judgemental atmosphere:
• We believe that making patients as comfortable as possible at Christiana Dental Center, is an essential part of good dentistry.