Dentistry’s Mini Dental Implant Breakthrough
Now, patients who once were told they were not candidates for dental implants may have new hope of recovering their smiles and healthy denture options. Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) provide denture stabilization using new technology that, in most patients, eliminates denture slippage and discomfort, and in many cases, pain.
For many denture wearers, pain, wobbling, and self-consciousness become a part of everyday life. They must be vigilant regarding what foods are eaten, find their speech is often inhibited and must contend with messy adhesives and bonding agents. Now, denture stabilization is achieved through the use of a Mini Dental Implant, and the results have been stunning.
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants are tiny; similar to a small screw in size. Mini Dental Implants are made from titanium and in most cases sprayed with calcium phosphate. The combination results in an active surface that not only withstands a high degree of pressure but sits comfortably on the gum at a carefully calculated height. Slippage, wobbling and loosening that once created such self-consciousness become distant memories. What is left is a bright and confident smile thanks to MDI technology.
More and more people are seeking Mini Dental Implants for cosmetic reasons as well as health purposes. Candidates for MDIs include those with broken, damaged, or decaying teeth, or even just one tooth. Multiple MDIs can be affixed in one visit; anywhere from 1 to 4 per office visit. Imagine in just a few hours transforming a once embarrassing smile to a natural looking, healthy one.
Mini Dental Implants Procedure
The process is usually taken from 1 to 2 hours in a qualified dentist’s office. The implant acts as a tooth root, secured into the jawbone and providing an anchor for dentures. The head of the MDI looks like a ball and holds dentures securely and comfortably on the gum.
A mild anesthetic is applied before a small hole is drilled into the jawbone for each implant. Once the Mini Dental Implant is screwed into place, a ratchet wrench-like tool sufficiently stabilizes the bolt. The denture to be applied is carefully measured and modified and sent to the lab for exact specification sizing.
When the denture is suitably sized, the dentist affixes it to the ball head of the implant screw. Using an O-ring mechanism, the implant snaps into the denture, creating a permanent seat on which the denture sits.
The 1.8mm width of the Mini Dental Implant facilitates a non-invasive procedure and less time in surgery. The stabilizing results are instant; many recipients eat a full meal only hours after leaving the dentist’s office.
Mini Dental Implants Cost:
Before doing Mini Dental Implants, the cost of one single full implant was anywhere between $900 and $3,000. Full mouth implants cost an average of $2400 to $96,000. MDIs cost ½ or ¼ the price of standard implants, according to dentists who offer MDI surgery. Of course, the price of the Mini Dental Implant surgery will depend on the type of remedy needed, your dentist, where the implants need attachment and your insurance plan. A qualified dentist will be able to provide details and pricing, depending on individual need.
Mini Dental Implants offer advantages to denture wearers, never imagined before now. Many candidates were previously rejected for conventional implants due to bone loss in the jawbone. Because of the small width of the Mini Implant screw, about the width of a thread, bone loss is not an impediment. In fact, tooth loss is a significant cause of jaw bone density loss; therefore Mini Dental Implants will facilitate strengthening compromised areas.
Noninvasive insertion means no cutting and no sutures; there is no need for bone grafting at all. Combined with no need for general anesthesia, the patient recovers quickly and walks out the door within a few hours, under his power. The results of Mini Dental Implants are permanent. The firm fit will not falter. Patients throw out adhesives with a smile; there is no more need for messy, pungent bonding gels. Dentures are easy to access and clean, resulting in better overall oral hygiene.
A qualified dentist is the best source for additional information regarding Mini Dental Implants. Certain considerations such as a patient’s overall health condition could affect one’s candidacy. If insurance does not cover costs, many dentists offer financing options. There is a saying: A smile is a universal welcome. Now, anyone’s smile can light up the room, thanks to Mini Dental Implants as an option for better dental health.