Mini dental implants FAQ
Q. What do mini dental implants look like?
Mini dental implants resemble toothpicks but they are made from a silver-coloured titanium alloy; implants also have a rubber O ring attached, which helps to secure the base of the denture in place.
Q. Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is painless and your gums will be numbed using a topical local anaesthetic.
Q. Will I experience pain after the procedure?
You may feel slight discomfort after the procedure but you should not experience severe pain. If you do experience pain, you can take over the counter pain relief, such as ibuprofen, to ease this; pain should subside very quickly.
Q. When will I be able to eat again?
Unlike traditional dental implants, patients who have mini dental implants can get back to their normal lives straight away and most patients can eat around 1-2 hours after they have had the mini implants fitted.
Q. How long will my mini implants last?
Mini dental implants are designed and developed to act as a long-term replacement for missing and severely damaged teeth. Most patients will find that their mini dental implants will last for a very long time, providing that they look after the new tooth in the same way as their original teeth. It is important to attend regular check-ups with the dentist to ensure the dental implant is working well and to monitor general oral health.