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Mini Dental Implants
Indianapolis & Fishers, IN

At Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, we offer a wide range of periodontal and dental implant services. Our caring and compassionate team has one collective priority and that is your smile.

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Mini Dental Implants
Indianapolis & Fishers, IN

At Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, we offer a wide range of periodontal and dental implant services. Our caring and compassionate team has one collective priority and that is your smile.

Mini Dental Implants is a system that allows small titanium implants to replace what would otherwise have been the root of your natural tooth.

Mini Dental Implants is a system that allows small titanium implants to replace what would otherwise have been the root of your natural tooth. Using mini dental implants will enable your dentures to be permanently inserted into your mouth, just like natural teeth. The holding fixture on the mini dental implants fits into a socket on the backside of the denture containing a rubber “O” shaped ring. The fixture snaps the mini dental implant into place and stays in place better than a traditional denture otherwise would. This system allows you a far better way of securing your dentures and prevents issues including your dentures falling out or rubbing uncomfortably on your gum line. It will enable you to bite and chew harder foods that you might enjoy and also to speak without the anxiety of your teeth not staying in place.

Mini dental implants are designed to eliminate bone grafting and to expedite treatment.  Full implants require significant bone density or bone grafting to accommodate the implant plus a recovery period.  The healing period allows the implant to properly grow or fuse itself into the jawbone.  The smaller size of mini dental implants means no recovery period is necessary, and the final denture can actually be fitted the same day.

Implant Dentistry and Periodontics will help you with your decision when it comes to considering mini dental implants. We offer a diverse variety of important periodontal and dental implant services to help every patient. Our conscientious team will work together on a collective goal of providing you with the best quality service for your overall oral health. We will approach your dental issues in a quiet, relaxing environment, and address your dental care as an important partner on your health care team. If you would like to have an evaluation about the potential of mini dental implants to improve your life, call our Indianapolis office at 317-574-0600 or our Fishers office at 317-842-2273 to schedule your appointment today.

Finally, mini dental implants allow will allow you to keep your dentures in full-time. Keeping your dentures in full-time may not seem like a big deal, but it can go a long way in helping you regain and retain your confidence which might allow you to socialize and smile with more confidence than you might be able to with removable dentures.

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Award Winning Periodontics
in Indianapolis and Fishers

Dedication to providing the best periodontal care to Indianapolis and Fishers isn't just something Drs. Edwards and Christman talk about. They are board certified periodontist, which means they have gone above and beyond what most periodontists do to master his field of work. They have sought out further education to bring the most promising new treatments to their patients.

The Benefits of Mini Dental Implants

Here are some of the other advantages associated with mini dental implants:

  • No need for adhesives or messy bonding agents.
  • No slipping, wobbling or discomfort.
  • Clearer speech.
  • Easier chewing and biting.
  • Easier cleaning.
  • Firmer denture fit.
  • Better smelling breath.
  • High success rate.
  • Less discomfort.
  • No cutting or sutures.
  • No rotting food beneath the denture.
  • Permanent results.
  • Quick treatment time.
  • Reduced costs.

What Makes Mini Dental Implants So Unique

Mini dental implants are a true innovation if you are reluctant to have invasive dental surgery.  One significant advantage mini dental implants have over full implants is that they offer a viable treatment choice if you have experienced extensive bone loss.  Depending on the quality and density of your jawbone available at the implant site, four of these mini dental implants can be implanted at one time.  Unlike full implants, mini dental implants do not require invasive surgery, which makes this a gentler option.  Mini dental implants also minimize cost. Full-sized implants can be expensive to place, especially if several appointments are required.

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At Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, we offer a wide range of periodontal and dental implant services. Our caring and compassionate team has one collective priority and that is your smile.

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How are the Mini Dental Implants Placed?

The entire mini dental implant placement procedure can be done in roughly one hour.  Usually, in the case of lower jaw implants, four mini dental implants will be placed about 5mm apart.  Prior to inserting the implants, Implant Dentistry and Periodontics will use several different diagnostic and planning tools to find the optimal positions to implant them.

Here is a quick summary of the mini dental implant placement procedure:

  • We administer a mild anesthetic first to numb the specific areas involved.
  • A tiny hole is drilled in the jawbone to situate each implant.
  • Each implant is then screwed into place and tightened with a dental winged wrench.
  • Finally, a dental ratchet wrench is used to fully stabilize the mini dental implants.
  • The denture tray is measured against the mini-implants and marks are made to indicate where the implants will align up.
  • The denture is sent to the dental lab to have the holes drilled to accommodate the implants.

Once the denture has been modified, it can be affixed to the implants.  The rubber O-ring on each implant snaps into the designated spot on the denture, and your denture then rests snugly on the gum tissue.  Mini dental implants hold the denture comfortably in a tight-fitting way for quite some time.

In almost all cases, no suturing is required, and no real discomfort is felt after your procedure.  After your denture placement procedure is complete, you can resume light eating.  The denture can and should be removed and cleaned consistently. Mini dental implants can enhance the natural beauty of your smile and restore full functionality to your teeth.

State of the Art Technology
For Advanced Periodontics

Offering the best periodontal care in the world requires the most advanced technology in the world. Drs. Edwards and Christman are always in search of new ways to provide patients with better results and do it in a way that minimizes pain and recovery time. They are also happy to take up technologies that make it easier to communicate with patients and allow us to do our jobs in more environmentally friendly ways.

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Earning your Trust with High Quality Periodontal Care

When you schedule an evaluation with our thorough staff at Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, you will be impressed with the high level of our professionalism and that we are a thoughtful team with the most advanced dental technology at our disposal in our clinic. We are exacting and conscientious because we understand how unique and different each patient is. We take our time working on your personalized treatments, to ensure success that works for your desires and budget. We focus on establishing value back into your undervalued personal asset, your healthy smile, so every dental procedure we perform for you is with only your best interests and oral health in mind.

At Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, our clinic has a pleasant environment, and we want you to be confident in our abilities and services. Scheduling an appointment for potential mini dental implants is a noble first step towards being proactive in your oral health and regaining your healthy smile. To schedule an appointment, call our Indianapolis office, 8801 North Meridian St., Suite 103, Indianapolis, at 317-574-0600 or our Fishers office, 9885 E. 116th St, Suite 300, Fishers, at 317-842-2273.