What should I know about mini implants?
Some patients aren’t good candidates for traditional implants, often due to bone density issues in the jaw. In that case, mini implants might become a viable alternative. These smaller implants can still do the job of securing a solid replacement tooth or even dentures, so they are a great choice when a full-size implant is not possible.
All-On-4 Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional dentures have worked well for many dental patients over the years, but they come with drawbacks, like slipping and instability. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are a perfect solution to restore your confidence. Unlike traditional dentures that must be removed each night, this option uses four carefully placed implants to keep your dentures permanently secured in your mouth. When crafted with the artistry that Dr. Melko delivers, they will look and act indistinguishably from natural teeth!
Bone grafting is a procedure often required for dental implant patients who lack sufficient jawbone volume to support an implant. Factors such as prolonged tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma may cause this deficiency. Bone grafting aids by stimulating new bone growth in the area, creating a stronger foundation for the implant. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and success of dental implants, thus making it an important step towards a restored smile.
In some cases, the sinus cavity can be so low that it gets in the way of the upper jawbone, and as a result, dental implants might not be practical. In this case, a bone graft can be used alone with a lifting of the sinus membrane, which will ultimately provide the space that is required for implants to be placed successfully.