Looking for an Implant Dentist in Louisville, Kentucky? Patients across Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas have benefited from their local implant dentist, Freedom Mini Dental Implants. At our unique dental office, we offer several ways to transform your smile with mini dental implants.
Mini Dental Implants in Louisville, KY
Dr. Ackerman is proud to offer mini dental implants for the Louisville, KY, community. Dr. Ackerman provides dental solutions with mini dental implants:
- Removable snap-in dentures
- A detachable bridge
- A fixed bridge (roundhouse)
- Single tooth replacement
Removable Snap-in Denture
If you want to transform the usability of your current denture, removable snap-in dentures may be fitting for you. Dr. Ackerman will place 4-6 implants per arch in your mouth with removable snap-in dentures. Then, your existing dentures will snap onto the implants. Now, you can wear your dentures with no worries of a slip or messy adhesive denture glue.
If you want to get rid of your existing dentures, you may benefit from a detachable bridge. The detachable bridge snaps into your gums with mini dental implants like the removable snap-in denture. The big difference is that the bridge gets rid of the acrylic plastic that makes denture-wearers dislike their denture. Another big difference is that the detachable bridge is locked-in place for everyday life: the detachable bridge is removed only for dental cleanings at Freedom Mini Dental Implants. A detachable bridge uses more implants, usually 6 to 8 mini dental implants, to secure it to your gums. Many patients prefer the detachable bridge because it is affordable for semi-fixed dentures.
Fixed Bridge (Roundhouse)
This implant restoration contains the most mini dental implants, 10 to 12. This is a wholly fixed dental restoration. Many patients prefer this option because it is the most comfortable and offers the most aesthetic appeal. At our office, many patients call the fixed bridge a “third set of teeth” because they function and look almost like natural teeth.
Single Tooth Replacement
Lastly, if you only miss one or a few teeth, your dentist may recommend a single tooth replacement. You will get a mini dental implant and a dental crown for one fee with a single tooth replacement. This is almost equivalent to the cost of a traditional dental implant without a crown.
Why Choose Mini Dental Implants Over Traditional Dental Implants?
Many patients choose mini dental implants over traditional dental implants because mini dental implants are more affordable than conventional dental implants. Mini dental implants use less hardware and are smaller than conventional dental implants.
Additionally, more patients are eligible for mini dental implants than traditional dental implants. Since the titanium post for the mini dental implant is significantly smaller than the post for a conventional implant, mini dental implants can be placed in patients with a narrow or thin bone. For example, if you have waited a long time to replace a missing tooth, your bone can “shrink” or resorb. Over time, less bone will be available to place the implant in. Dr. Ackerman can place the implant in thin or narrow bone with mini dental implants without the need for bone grafting.
Mini dental implants are a great way to transform your smile. Whether you are looking to replace an entire set of teeth or only one tooth, a mini dental implant can help you. Dr. Ackerman is an experienced dental implant specialist dedicated to the success of your smile’s function and appearance. For more information about mini dental implants in Louisville, Kentucky, or to schedule an appointment, call our office.