Dental implant therapy has been one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Hundreds of thousands of grateful denture patients have experienced the immediate improvement in their quality of life and confidence that long-term denture stability brings. Several different types of implants and restorations are available. The choice depends upon the amount of bone available, your general health and restoration preference. Please discuss potential risks and benefits with your dentist. Call us at (239) 561-8325.
Mini dental implants revolutionized dentistry with the introduction of a minimally invasive treatment plan for denture stabilization. These small-diameter implants (around 2 mm diameter) enable your dentist to broaden the spectrum of patients who can be treated.
The MDI (Mini Dental Implants) system consists of a miniature titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket with a rubber 0-ring. The 0-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
Placement of the implants can usually be done during a 2-hour appointment in your dentist’s office with local anesthesia. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Mini Dental Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. Because of the minimally invasive nature of this procedure, the healing period for most patients is shorter than that of traditional implants- meaning dentures can be stabilized the same day the MDI mini dental implants are placed. Typical results may vary depending on clinical case. As with any procedure, potential risks may be involved. Ask your dentist if mini dental implants are right for you. Call Now (239) 561-8325.
The implants and the 0-ring fixtures must be clean and free from debris. Grasp the denture with both hands and lightly seat the denture, feeling that the 0-rings are resting above the ball head of the implants, then press down firmly and equally on both sides. Make sure that you feel the implant heads easily fitting each 0-ring. You will feel the denture snap into place. If you have trouble seating your denture, first make sure that the implants and denture are absolutely clean. Second, make sure that you feel the implants resting over each socket. A light touch will give you the best results. Remember to push downward equally on both sides. If you are still experiencing difficulty, see if a spouse or family member can assist you in placing the denture.To remove the denture, place your thumbs under each side of the lower denture rim and push both sides upward at the same time. The tongue can also assist in this simple removal process.