“Common Problems, involving traditional dentures can be now handled and solved using “permanent dentures “.
Imtec, Sterngold and IntraLock are just a few of the popular solutions that are available to dentists who practice focuses using the mini implant solutions. Even though these products are similar, each has distinctive characteristics that address specific types of jawbone and dental details that are particular to each patient.
Only a lucky few will feel at ease wearing their dentures. Others will have to cope with discomfort, wobbling, slippage, and pain. This is due to the fact that without teeth, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, which affects the fit of the denture. After time, the denture won’t fit. Your lips will work very hard to keep your dentures in a position, and the result is a smile that does not come naturally.
Denture stabilization, also referred to as Single Day Implants, is the latest scientific break-through that is now offered by some dental practices. This process stabilizes the lower denture by locking it in place by using MDI’s (mini dental implants).
The complete procedure can be accomplished in only a few hours with amazing results. Patients will see a huge improvement in their capabilities to eat well, speak clearly, and will also be able to laugh and smile without any hesitation.
What is Denture Stabilization?
Denture stabilization is attained through the employment of a mini dental implant. The process can stabilize dentures and artificial teeth in just a few short hours.
The mini dental implant is only 1. 8mm wide, which means the MDI’s can be surgically placed in less time than regular dental implants. MDI’s are roughly the width of a toothpick, but can instantly stabilize prosthetics for those who aren’t’t able to endure full-sized dental implants.
An anesthetic is used, and then a hole is made for the MDI’s using a special type of drill. There are 6 implants in typical denture stabilization. Every tiny implant is secured by a little finger driver which places the implant in the hole, and the finger driver also functions similar to a screw driver. A winged wrench additionally fortifies the implant.
A ratchet wrench tightly places the implants into position, further securing a precise and lasting fit.
Retrofitting Your Denture
Sometimes, patients are more comfortable with their current dentures and will not request new dentures as they are accustomed with their existing set. Newer or customized dentures are suggested when the oral health of the patient has deteriorated.
The current denture of the patient is used to mark the positions of the implants, and small holes are drilled at those points
Each of the holes will include a metal housing that lets the denture easily attach to the MDI’s, or detach from the MDI’s
The Completed MDI Procedure
The modified denture is attached into position, and the patient will be all set to eat that same evening. There is a video that explains the whole progression of mini positioning and mounting of the denture.
Are you a candidate?
Get in touch with your dentist, or a dental practice in the area to find out if they offer Mini Dental Implants. They will also be able to provide you with more information concerning about MDI’s and the denture process.
Why would I need Mini Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants are used when your jaw bone has deteriorated, or does not have enough space to fit a regular sized dental implant. MDI’s are about as big as a toothpick, and need less width on the bone.
Can I use my own dentures?
Yes, but they must be slightly modified so that they can attach to the Mini Dental Implants. If there has been a significant change in your oral health, then new dentures would be the way to go.
How long does it take to get Mini Dental Implants?
The entire procedure can be completed in just one day. You can go to the dentist, have the Mini Dental Implants installed in just one sitting, and you can enjoy dinner that same night.
Do I need to eat special foods after I get MDI’s?
Yes, your dentist will recommend that you eat softer food for the first day or so, and that you stay away from things like nuts, apples, carrots, and popcorn. After you have completely healed you can eat anything you like.