Mini Dental Implant
Have you lost a tooth or your teeth? Have you or a loved one had to have some teeth removed due to severe decay or damage? If you answered yes, then you may have started to investigate different dental options. Implants are an excellent long term option to replace missing teeth. Call Dr DiGiulio, a Bend implant dentist, and she will analyze your particular dental situation and then customize a solution for you. There are many different styles of dental implants and one of the most desirable are “mini dental implants”. The dental acronym is MDI. These are miniature dental implants and are smaller than traditional implants. They were initially created originally for retaining and securing dentures. There use and applicability has expanded greatly in the past few years. Instead of just using them to secure dentures in place, they can anchor teeth.
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Are you frustrated with all of the options, technology, and various dentists proclaiming expertise and competence? If so, please read on as my intention is to provide you with up to date information. I am going to advise you to as how they work, the cost of a mini dental implant, and how Dr DiGiulio, a Bend implant dentist will determine if mini dental implants are right for your dental scenario.
How Does the Mini Dental Implant Work?
There are two basic components that comprise a mini dental implant. First is the implant that is used as an anchor. the second part is the denture or tooth that will connect to the anchor/implant. The implant is a small metal, usually titanium, rod which has two opposite ends. On one end is a screw and the other end is a ball. These shapes allow it to connect to both the jaw bone and the dentures. The titanium or zirconium mini dental implant is a solid and singular piece of surgical metal. This adds safety, sureness, and longevity.
Why Choose Mini Dental Implants Over Traditional Dental Implants
One of the most stellar advantages to utilizing a mini dental implant is that, as the name implies, they are smaller than traditional implants. This allows Dr DiGiulio to employ them in areas that used to be deemed too narrow for an implant. The traditional implant is between 4mm and 5.75mm, the mini dental implants are just 2mm in size. This makes their placement easier than the larger traditional implants. This fact allows them to be secured to much more narrower bony locations then we were previously able to achieve with traditional implants.
Mini Dental Implant Surgical Procedure
The surgery is considered minimally invasive
There is no affect on your gums (No cutting) and stitches do not need to be removed.
First, a small pilot hole is created in the mandible or maxilla (jaw bone), then
The mini dental implant is anchored in so that only the the ball (of the ball and socket connection) is visible.
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Are Your Dentures Loose?
Dr DiGiulio, a bend implant dentist, states that one of her denture wearing patients’ biggest complaints is loose and poorly fitting dentures. This problem is multi-factorial in its root cause. Over time the bony ridge the dentures sit can change shape, diameter, width by various bone resorptive processes. Often dentures that have been placed previously become loose, especially over time, and this can be frustrating for denture patients. Many people complain about loose dentures that can cause significant discomfort and embarrassment especially when trying to eat, sing, speak publicly, or while carrying a long private conversation. Look no further because mini dental implants can help. They’ll create a situation where your dentures are firmly and securely attached to your jaw bone which eliminates discomfort and social embarrassment.
What do Mini Dental Implants Cost?
Cost, along with pain and recovery time, are one of the first questions patients ask Dr DiGiulio before starting the procedure. Since MDI’s require minimal invasive surgery, it is appropriate to take pause before committing to the surgery. Take your time deciding if MDI’s are right for you. Unfortunately, most of the best candidates for mini dental implants for dentures are older and on a fixed income. They are not cheap. The course your dentist takes in order to certify as an implant dentist can cost $10,000 or more. And the cost of the titanium implant is not cheap either. This is in the high hundreds to low thousands in cost.
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The good news is that mini dental implants can actually be up to 60% cheaper than the traditional types of dental implants.
Prices differ from dental office to dental office, therefore it is difficult to place a price on MDI’s. Dr DiGiulio does not recommend making your decision on price alone. the feeling you get from your dentist is most important. Is she listening to you, answering your questions, and does she and her staff make you fell welcomed and comfortable? You should certainly talk to a few different dentists in your area to get an idea about price, experience, and competency.
Dental insurance can be a fantastic method to get the costs of the procedure down. Many of the biggest and well known dental insurance companies cover 35%-100% of the cost of mini dental implants. call around an investigate the best options for your particular dental situation.