Deana, a patient, asks us:
I have seen 4 different dentists and oral surgeons about repairing my teeth. It has been determined that I do need to get implant-supported dentures, but I would was given two different treatment plans.
One plan contemplates the insertion of regular dental implants, while the other plan proposes to use a mini dental system. Since I am relatively young for full dentures, I am 48, I am concerned about bone loss in my face as time goes on. Do the mini dental implants help to prevent bone loss, or are they just to keep the dentures secure? Is there really any benefit of mini implants over regular implants in this case? I would appreciate your feedback as I have researched the topic, but could not find enough information available in order to make a good decision.