Missing teeth or constantly adjusting those uncomfortable dentures can genuinely weigh on a person’s confidence and quality of life. Many patients express their distress about the limitations of traditional dentures and the social anxieties they bring. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re looking for better denture options. You’re in luck – the solution might be simpler and more efficient than you think.
Understanding Denture Options with Mini Dental Implants
Before we dive into the benefits, let’s understand what these implants are. Mini dental implants are essentially small titanium posts, less than 3 mm in diameter, that fit into your jawbone. On top of each post, there’s a small ball. This ball serves a crucial function – it’s the point where Dr. Ney will attach your denture using rubber O-rings.
Now, this might seem like a small detail, but it makes a world of difference in the world of denture options. Depending on your specific needs, the number of implants and the type of denture (upper, lower, or both) can vary.
There are two main types of dentures that Dr. Ney offers:
- Implant-retained dentures: These can be removed, just like traditional dentures. They snap on and off the implants, which makes cleaning them easy. They might require fewer implants than the fixed option. A little side note – the rubber O-ring on these can wear down if you remove them too often.
- Implant-supported dentures: These are more permanent. They are fixed to the implants, and only Dr. Ney can remove them. They offer a very stable solution but need more careful cleaning.
Why Consider Mini Dental Implants?
- Natural Feel: Imagine having dentures that feel almost like your original teeth. No more long periods of adjusting to the unfamiliar sensation in your mouth. These implants offer a more natural feel because they’re secured firmly in the jaw.
- Strong Bite: Think about biting into an apple or enjoying a steak without a second thought. With these implants distributing the pressure evenly, you can bite with more strength than traditional dentures.
- Secure Fit: No more worrying about dentures slipping out during conversations or meals. They stay firmly in place, providing peace of mind and comfort.
- Bone Health: One major advantage of dental implants is that they replace the lost tooth root. This helps keep your jawbone healthy and maintains your facial structure.
- Efficiency: Often, Dr. Ney can fit your implants and attach your dentures in one visit. And most patients are back to their regular activities within a day or two.
Meet Dr. Ney ‘The Dental Guy’
For those around Harrisburg, NC, and the greater Charlotte area, Dr. Ney is no stranger. With 20 years of experience and dedication to bringing the latest in dental technology, he has been a beacon of trust in dental care. As an active member and the Restorative Adviser for the ‘Seattle Study Club,’ his commitment to learning is unmatched.
His achievements aside, Dr. Ney’s compassion shines brightly. With over fifteen trips to Ghana, he’s been helping meet the dental needs of its residents and sharing knowledge.
Take the Next Step To Learn About Your Denture Options
Dealing with missing teeth or unreliable dentures doesn’t have to be a daily struggle. With modern denture options like mini dental implants, there’s hope for a brighter, more confident future. If this sounds like something you’d like to explore further, don’t hesitate. Dr. Ney and his team in Harrisburg, NC, are here to help. Schedule a free consultation today, and let’s discuss the best solutions tailored for you.