Almost all the people how wear a denture complain about denture being loose. Well mini implants are the solution. These are smaller size implants which are suitable to be inserted in the less amount of bone usually remaining under denture. These are easier to insert and faster to heal. Most of the time dentures can be attached to them straight away after insertion instead of 4-6 month wait necessary for normal implants.
Depending on the number of teeth remaining and the quality and quantity of remaining bone, between 1-6 mini implant is placed to keep the denture in place.
Dentures will be attached to mini implant with O-rings which make it possible to take them out and clean when ever patient wishes to.
Almost exactly the same thing can be done with normal implants. The difference is in the higher cost and better quality and quantity of remaining bone is needed to be able to insert a normal implant which has wider diameter. In case of using normal implants for denture retention, different types of attachments will be used to connect the denture to implants. A simple one is, magnetic attachment.
Mini implants should be used to support and increase the retention of dentures and not to replace single missing teeth.