Dale W. Madsen D.D.S.

(530) 343-1081

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Mini Implants for Dentures

What are Mini-Implants?

The Mini-Implant system consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

How Are Mini-Implants Placed?

Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed by Dr. Madsen, with local anesthesia or light sedation to help make you more comfortable. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, mini-implants are placed into the jaw or maxillary process. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. This is a one-step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery.