MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dental Implant Dentistry & How It Can Help You
Our focus at Barnett-Davis Dental Group is to give our patients the best care possible, which includes offering the revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry. Implant dentistry is part of the aspects of modern dentistry that offers new opportunities for individuals who need to replace one or more missing teeth. Thanks to Mini Dental Implants, we can replace missing teeth with implant supported, cemented or removable restorations in as little as one visit. This type of implants does not come with the complications of major oral surgery and lengthy healing times.
The caring staff at Barnett-Davis Dental Group is specially trained to perform your mini implant treatment. The procedure may consist of a consultation visit to determine if you are a candidate for implant placement, a second visit for computerized radiographs and impressions, and a third visit for implant placement. Immediately after placement, patients are able to go back to their regular schedules—eating, drinking and speaking without the fear of their removable dentures slipping out of place.
Mini Dental Implants May Be The Solution To Your Problem
If you have had trouble with dentures or want to replace missing teeth, the dental implants we offer, MDIs, could be the right fit for your needs. There are many benefits to dental implants:
- They can renew your confidence when eating, smiling and speaking.
- Placement is a simple, painless, minimally invasive approach.
- MDIs typically cost 50 percent less than conventional-style implants.
- Dental implants have many uses, including an anchor for dentures and to cement crowns and bridges in place.
- Replacing missing teeth helps preserve bone and facial appearance.
- Only a local anesthetic in the implant area is needed to manage any discomfort experienced during the procedure.
- You can have your implants placed in the morning and be ready to enjoy your favorite meal that same evening.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are Mini Dental Implants?
- How are Mini Dental Implants placed?
- How does Mini Dental Implant technology broaden my options?
What are Mini Dental Implants?
The Mini Dental Implant System, known as MDI for short, consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the tooth root of and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is ball shaped while the other end is a small screw. A rubber O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. We make sure the denture comfortably rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
How are Mini Dental Implants placed?
Placement of the mini implants is a fast, simple procedure done in office by your dentist, who will use a local anesthesia or light sedation for your comfort. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, the dentist places the Mini Dental Implants into the jawbone. The ball-shaped head of the implant protrudes from the gum tissue and provides a strong, solid foundation for securing dentures or a partial. Dental implants can also be used to secure a single crown to replace a single missing tooth. MDI procedures are minimally invasive that require no sutures or the typical months of healing.
How does Mini Dental Implant technology broaden my options?
We think that dental implant therapy has been one of the most notable advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Even now, research and development is going on to develop smaller and smaller components. The Mini Dental Implant System was developed in order to provide greater denture stability and is now used to replace individual and multiple missing teeth. Tens of thousands of pleased patients testify about the benefits of dental implants. Several different types of implants and restorations are available, depending on the amount of bone available, the patient's general health and restoration preference. Whatever option is chosen gives patients the ability to replace missing teeth and restore their smiles and confidence.