North Shore Center for Dental Health
A Great Dentist

Patient Testimonials

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec vel egestas leo. Proin ullamcorper turpis non risus suscipit, eget varius tellus ullamcorper. Etiam quis pretium sem, id rhoncus ante. Curabitur ac orci facilisis, facilisis erat eu, porttitor nibh. Nulla facilisi. Pellentesque non bibendum dui, et feugiat metus. In egestas turpis at lectus pretium, at vestibulum ligula malesuada." - Jordan R.

Read More
My experience one more time was excellent. From the receptionist area all the way to the back room, Eva is my dental hygienist and the level of comfort with her it's what I was looking for, she is very gentle and attentive with my needs, the Dr. has a great patient skills communication, and this to me is priceless. I had a horrible experience with my last dentist, I am so glad that I found this great group of professionals that make every visit to their office like I am home. Thank you so much for all the care and concern for your patients, many blessings and keep it up! ;-)
- A Happy Patient
Meet Our Doctors

With four dentists on our team, including an Orthodontist and Periodontist, you and your family can get the care you need under one roof!

General dentist Dr. Chris Baboulas has expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry as well as implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Chris Baboulas
Dr. Kathy Karalekas is a general dentist who has received training focused on family and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Kathy Karalekas
Staff orthodontist Dr. Ronald Metelka is one of a very limited number of orthodontists trained in lingual orthodontics.

Dr. Ronald Metelka
Dr. Bruce Abdullah is a board-certified Periodontist and has received specialty training in periodontics and implantology.

Dr. Bruce Abdullah

Mini-Implant Supported Dentures

If you are missing a large number of teeth, dentures can be a great way to restore both the form and function of your smile. The options for dentures today look very natural, and they function better as well—particularly when mini-implants are used for denture stabilization.

If loose dentures mean you are missing out on eating your favorite foods or you are afraid to laugh or speak in public, mini-implant supported dentures will dramatically improve your quality of life. Talk to us at North Shore Center of Dental Health about enhancing your life with these secure, natural-looking dentures.

How Do Mini-Implant Supported Dentures Work?

Like regular dental implants, the surgically placed mini-implant is made of a titanium post that takes on the same role as the root of your tooth.

But instead of a crown affixed to the top of the implant, there is a ball that fits into the base of your denture. The denture snaps into place over the implant, keeping the denture secure. 

One of the biggest advantages to mini-implants is that because they are smaller in diameter than traditional dental implants, they can be placed where there isn’t enough bone for a traditional implant. Because the implants are incorporated into the jawbone, they prevent further bone loss, ensuring your dentures always fit properly.

The minimally invasive procedure means there isn’t a lengthy healing period and dentures feel comfortable on the gum tissue instantly.

In the hours following the procedure, patients may experience some mild discomfort, but their dentures should instantly feel secure.

Caring for Mini-Implant Supported Dentures

Care is straightforward as the dentures can be removed for cleaning just as traditional dentures can. But it is also important to care for your implants just as you would your natural teeth, keeping the connectors in your jawbone clean of food and debris by brushing after meals. Just as plaque develops on your natural teeth, the same can occur with your implants.

Find Out More About Mini-Implant Supported Dentures

If you are tired of loose-fitting dentures that interfere with eating, speaking, and smiling, call us about mini-implant supported dentures and find out if you might be a good candidate. We look forward to talking with you!


Patient Education Is Important

We are always happy to take the time necessary to answer your questions, before, during, and after your treatment. We also invite you to read our blog where you can learn more about oral health care, treatment options, and the latest in dental technology.

Read Our Blog