Mini dental implants
Mini implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and an O-ring that is incorporated into the base of your denture. This makes your denture much more stable and stops it coming out at embarrassing times. It allows small movements of the denture but will not allow the denture to fall out unless you want to remove it.
Mini implants allow you to chew all sorts of foods that you may not have had in years, such as steaks and maybe even chewing gum!
Are mini dental implant safe to use?
The FDA granted its formal consent to market the mini dental implant device as a long-term item. As they are so small, they are placed very gently and so cause very little discomfort. They are regularly placed in people of advanced age as they are so gently placed.
What can mini dental implants be used for?
Mini implants can function as long-term supporting structures. In fact, some have been successfully functioning in patients' jaws for several decades. In the past several years, some clinicians have been using MDIs for single-tooth replacements and in crown and bridge cases. We only use them for making dentures more stable where they have the highest success rate.
What's the main use for mini dental implants?
The most effective use of this unique dental product is securing a lower denture. There are millions of people worldwide who lack teeth and who struggle daily with loose teeth.
A majority suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of loose or ill-fitting dentures. Many denture wearers simply withdraw from any type of social engagement as a result of being compelled to wear them. Successful placement of the mini dental implant addresses and solves all of these social and practical problems. Denture patients all over the world have experienced relief from loose or ill-fitting dentures with MDIs. Uniquely, the MDI can be utilized to stabilize a denture in a couple of hours at the Seapoint Clinic with the patient leaving the clinic with a stabilized prosthesis.
How can mini dental implants help denture wearers?
Mini dental implants are placed in a painless procedure and require only a mild local anesthetic. The mini dental implants, which are approximately the size of wooden toothpicks, are placed about five millimetres apart. The patient's denture is then carefully adjusted to allow it to snap onto the four mini implants. The result? A tight-fitting, completely reliable system that allows a patient to speak and eat with confidence. The mini dental implants are placed in about an hour. Because of the unique, minimally invasive procedure, the minute size of the implants, and where they are placed, the typical mini dental implant patient can enjoy a light meal an hour or so after having the mini implants placed. Furthermore, a denture patient who has had his or her prosthesis stabilized with MDI can remove and replace the denture easily after a little practice, and can easily utilize good dental hygiene. All in all, far superior to suffering from a loose denture.
How much do mini implants cost?
The cost varies depending on the size and number and complexity of the case. Mini implants cost less than regular implants generally and are a very inexpensive way to secure a denture. Your dentist should give you an idea of costs during your consultation.
How can these tiny mini dental implants withstand the forces from chewing?
Mini implants are made from titanium alloy, which is extremely strong and grows well to human bone. If the bone is adequate to take the implants, they are usually very able to withstand chewing.
Like everything in the body, there are cases of failure or fracture; however, these are rare.