implant dentures are a great idea! They can be used to stablize
ill fitting loose dentures and because the dental implant surgery
to place them involves very little trauma, most patients can have
them done immediately. The placement procedure involves mininal
trauma. A patient's old loose existing plates can often be converted
at the same time that each mini implant is placed. In most cases,
the dentist who places the implants is also the dentist who modifies
the old denture so patients do not have to make several trips around
town to visit several different dentists.
implant dentures were first invented because traditional dental
implants take six months to heal and integrate into the bone. During
this time denture wearers had to continue to suffer with loose ill
fitting plates. Long very thin screw-like temporary implants were
invented to be used to hold the loose dentures in place while the
real dental implants healed. After some time, it was realized that
these temporary implants could in fact be used as final denture
supports without the traditional implants and without having to
wait six months.
clinic offers mini implant dentures to patients who are suffering
with poor ill fitting dentures.
entire proceedure can be completed in a matter of hours... with
results that can be quite stunning. Patients can hardly believe
the improvement in their abilities to eat, speak, laugh and smile.
Denture Stabilization - What is It?
Denture stabilization is achieved through the use of an MDI or Mini
Dental Implant. The procedure can stabilize a patient's denture
or other prosthetic in just a few hours.
1.8 mm width (the same as a wooden toothpick) means less time in
surgery to place the implants. It also provides immediate and on-going
stabilization for those who can't tolerate full size conventional
patient is anesthetized and a special drill is used to create a
place for each implant. In the average denture stabilization case,
there are six implants.
of the tiny implants is held by a small finger driver that inserts
the implant and also acts as a screw driver. Next, a winged wrench
further tightens the implant.
ratchet wrench firmly seats the implants into place, assuring an
accurate and enduring fit.
Retrofitting the Denture
Yes, in many cases, patients do not require brand new dentures.
New or revised dentures are recommended only when dictated by changes
in the patient's oral health.
patient's existing denture is marked to show the placement of the
implants and wells are drilled at each of those points at the dental
well will contain a metal housing that will allow the denture to
snap on and off each implant.
Completed Mini Implant Procedure
The retrofitted denture is snapped into place and the patient is
ready to have dinner the same evening.
Not sure if you are a candidate?
to learn more about denture stabilization and mini implants and
how they can be implemented for a customized treatent plan.