Having missing teeth can negatively impact your life in many ways. You may have a hard time eating and speaking like you used to. It can also considerably blow your self-confidence to have missing teeth. Mini implant dentures are an excellent solution to your missing teeth. If you would like to learn about this life-changing treatment, please give us a call right away. We would happily schedule your free consultation with Dr. Seerat Mann as soon as possible.
What Are the Benefits of Mini Implant Dentures?
You can enjoy many benefits if you undergo this procedure to replace your missing teeth. Dentures are often the option you hear about when you have missing teeth, but they come with complications that implant dentures do not have.
For instance, your jawbone can deteriorate without constant pressure from your teeth fortifying the bone. Dentures do not provide enough pressure on your jawbone to encourage bone integrity, while mini implants can help prevent jawbone degeneration.
Further, dentures tend to slip and slide around, irritating, inflaming, and infecting your gums. You won’t have that problem when you can snap your denture piece on and off of implants, and they remain secure and reduce your risk of infection.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Many people undergo this treatment with local anesthesia to numb the area. It is a routine procedure for our Scottsdale dentist and is not painful when done by an experienced implant dentist. Your jawbone does not have nerves, so placing the implants is not necessarily a painful process. With proper numbing, you should not experience much discomfort or pain.
However, if you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, you may be interested in talking to Dr. Mann about sedation for the procedure. Sedation options may include IV sedation, oral medication, or nitrous oxide, all in conjunction with local anesthesia to keep the area numb.
The discomfort from the procedure will come once the numbing agents wear off. You may feel slightly sore and tender.
Will My Insurance Cover Mini Implant Dentures?
Dental insurance policies often do not cover mini implant dentures because conventional dentures are more affordable. Many people opt to finance their mini implant treatment so they can have a better outcome.
We gladly accept financing plans if your dental insurance does not cover your treatment. Please get in touch with your dental insurance company to see if they will cover your treatment. If they will not, give us a call to learn more about how you can finance your mini implant dentures.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovering from getting mini implant dentures placed is often uncomplicated. Many people are able to go back to normal activities within a day or so, and you usually do not even need to go back for another appointment.
Experiencing some discomfort immediately following the procedure is normal and can be managed with OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen. Your dentist may prescribe you pain medication. Talking to your dentist about pain management during your free consultation would be best.
You can reduce the risk of complications by avoiding sticky or hard foods after your procedure. We recommend soft foods such as pudding, applesauce, etc.
Please reach out to your dentist immediately if you have any symptoms such as prolonged pain, loose implants, or numbness.
Meet with Dr. Seerat Mann for a Free Consultation
Dr. Seerat Mann is passionate about helping her patients restore their smiles and get their lives back. If you are interested in mini implant dentures or you have further questions about the treatment, please do not wait to give us a call. We would be happy to help you get all of your questions answered during your free consultation.