A Guide to Mini Dental Implants

Written by bfcdental on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:49 PM

What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants (MDI) are made of titanium that acts as tooth roots, but their size is half the width of traditional dental implants. They preserve the bone structure and function as an anchor for replacement teeth. The head of the MDI is shaped like a ball that acts as a socket for accommodating new or existing dentures or dental crowns.

MDI Advantages
  • MDI is designed to eliminate bone grafting and expedite recovery period
  • MDI is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and shortens the healing time
  • MDI eliminates slippage problems with existing dentures
  • Mini implant is fixed in your jawbone like a tooth root, and so you feel more comfortable and less discomfort
  • Mini dental implant failures and complications are rare
  • The MDI procedure is less costly and can be completed in one visit
Who should consider MDI?
If you have one or more missing teeth and are exploring options for restoring your smile, then you should consult your dentist about mini dental implants. Traditional dental implants are expensive. So, mini dental implants are suitable for people who cannot afford the cost of a full-sized implant or are not suitable for a conventional implant.

MDI Aftercare
  • It is advisable to restrict your diet to fluids and soft foods for the first day and then resume the normal diet the following day
  • Don’t smoke or use straw to drink water or fluids
  • Gentle rinsing of the mouth for 24 hours after the procedure is suggested
  • Take the antibiotics prescribed by your dentist to avoid pain and infection

Thanks to the easy placement procedure and high success rates, many dentists are now using mini dental implants in patients who are suitable for this prosthetic procedure. 

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