Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) are titanium screws that are set utilizing a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach to replace the root of a tooth or damaged teeth.
Mini implants alleviate your missing teeth and denture problems. This unique, less invasive and time-proficient technique enables toothless people to accomplish that radiant smile and also empowers denture wearers to achieve better denture stability, taking out their requirement for messy denture adhesives.
How does it work?
A mini dental implant consists of a miniature titanium implant that is inserted into the jawbone to provide support to the lower denture and a metal housing that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is formed like a ball, and a socket and rubber o-ring are housed in the metal housings to provide the seal that locks the pieces into place.
In the procedure, a dental specialist inserts the small anchor points around 2 millimeters wide into your jawbone. The o-ring fits over the ball, and the ball-formed head of the implant stands out of the gums and snaps safely into a holding socket contained within a denture. The o-ring stabilizes and holds your denture solidly set up.
Advantages of MDIs
The failure rate is low. However, failures can occur because of wear and tear, osteoporosis. With MDIs, this is less of an issue as they are simpler to replace than conventional dental implants and more affordable.
There are lesser chances for the deterioration of the gums and bone during the settling of a mini dental implant. This empowers their immediate insertion through the gum tissue into the bone. MDIs do not require cutting or opening of the gum tissue thus eliminating pain or discomfort during the procedure.
MDIs empower the individual to eat, laugh, drink, and continue with normal routine without the smallest discomfort. Mini dental implants can also fill in as a long-term solution, supporting the denture or functioning as implants themselves.