For those considering implant surgery to replace missing or failing teeth, Mini Dental Implants have changed the way dentists can perform this type of procedure. Traditional implant procedures require many dental visits and surgeries, while the procedure for Mini Dental Implants can be completed in one office visit and are non-invasive.
How do Mini Dental Implants Work?
Mini Dental Implants, or MDIs, are commonly used to stabilize dentures. While traditional implant procedures may require bone grafting, MDIs are similar to screws made of titanium that are inserted into the jaw and act as an anchor for the dental prosthetic. The smaller MDI promotes faster healing and the new denture or prosthetic can be fitted the same day. MDIs not only stabilize the dentures, but they allow for more pressure on the dentures.
The procedure is done in one day and requires only a local anesthetic. A small hole is drilled into the bone of the jaw and the implant is screwed into place. The denture is measured so it can be fitted properly and are then placed so they fit snugly on the top of the implant.
What are the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants offer quicker healing time and unlike traditional implant procedures, they can be completed in a single office visit. They are also a viable alternative for patients who have experienced bone loss due to disease and other dental problems. Mini Dental Implants are non-invasive and are a more affordable option to traditional implant procedures, which require surgery.
Mini Dental Implants offer denture wearers permanent results with a firmer fit and no discomfort. MDIs also offer easier cleaning, clear speech, better smelling breath, and easier eating and chewing. They are more like real teeth than traditional dentures so there is no need for messy bonding agents or adhesives and there is no chance for food to get caught under dentures and rot.