Mini Dental Implants are the newest breed in implant dentistry.Mini Implants are self-tapping threaded titanium screws indicated for provisional and long-term applications. These devices allow for the immediate loading and long-term stabilization of dentures in the presence of primary stability and appropriate occlusal loading.
"Mini" or small-diameter implants (SDIs) are traditionally prescribed for patients who do not receive root-form implants due to medical, anatomical or financial reasons. The benefits include a minimally invasive surgical protocol, immediate loading and affordability. They can accommodate new or existing dentures, which are anchored to the heads of the mini implants via a simple and effective O-ring retention system, providing edentulous patients new levels of comfort and confidence.
Let's review the advantages of Mini Implants:
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The whole mini dental implant placement procedure takes approximately one hour. Generally, in the case of lower jaw implants, four MDIs will be placed about 5mm apart. Prior to inserting MDIs, the dentist will use many diagnostic and planning tools to find the optimal place to implant them.
Here is a brief overview of the MDI placement procedure:
Once the denture has been fully modified, it can be affixed to the MDIs. The rubber O-ring on each MDI snaps into the designated spot on the denture, and the denture then rests snugly on the gum tissue. MDIs hold the denture comfortably in a tight-fitting way for a lifetime.
In almost all cases, no stitching is required and no real discomfort is felt after the procedure. After the denture placement procedure is complete, light eating can be resumed. The denture can be removed and cleaned at will. MDIs enhance the natural beauty of the smile and restore full functionality to the teeth.
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