Mini Dental Implants
What are mini dental implants?
Mini implants are used to stabilize denture and can allow you to throw away those messy denture adhesives. The procedure is minimally invasive, making for a quick and less painful implant. Mini dental implants should be considered if you have or are going to have dentures.
Why MDI Mini Dental Implants?
Denture adhesives do not bring the most secure stability to your dentures, even the best one. MDI dental implants provide stability that help denture wearers go about their daily lives. They are designed to help wearers laugh, talk and communicate in comfort.
MDI mini dental implants have a small diameter system that provides great support and stability. They are the most popular option in America. The help out with:
- Can’t withstand the rigors of full-size implant surgery
- Don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed
- Are seeking a more affordable dental implant option
How MDI Mini Dental Implants Work?
The 3M™ Mini Dental Implant (MDI) Denture Stabilization System consists of:
- A metal housings that is incorporated into the base of your denture.
- A rubber O-ring, housed in the metal housings, to provide the seal that locks the pieces into place.
- Mini titanium alloy dental implants, rooted into the jawbone, that act as an anchor to stabilize a lower denture.
The Mini Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for mini dental implants happens in your dentist office and only require local anesthesia. Generally, it will take one session or appointment and the entire procedure can be done in 2-hours.
The implant is inserted into your jawbone with with precision and control by your dentist. The implant is small at around two millimeters wide.
- With heads that are shaped like a ball, the implants protrude from the gum tissue where they will provide a secure anchor for your dentures.
- Metal housings that carry a rubber O-ring will be inserted into the bottom of your dentures.
- When your dentist seats the dentures on the mini dental implants, the O-ring snaps over the ball like a socket and locks the dentures firmly into place as they gently rest on the gum tissue.
Implants are designed to help your dentures work like natural teeth, allowing easy and comfortable mobility for functions such as eating, talking and laughing.
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Dr. Ronald Achong is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon that provides dental implant treatment. Contact our office with any questions (352) 243-5599