News flash of the week…we had our first 'drive by'. No not a drive by shooting but a patient that said, he saw our sign on his morning drive to work each day. Intrigued by what a mini implant was he did, 'a bit of searching on the inter-web.' Pleased with what he learned he decided to make a visit to our office.
So Danny's now in the chair and as he is talking to me he has a curious habit of flipping his one tooth partial round and round in his mouth. He tells me its been years since he lost his front tooth, thought about getting a 'real implant' but he did not see the value in around $1500 for the implant, $500 for the screw that goes into the screw, and $1500 for the cap (all his words).
I assured him that I was not going to put a 'fake' implant in his mouth…it would be made of a similar titanium alloy and should integrate into his upper jaw just like those 'real' implants.
We decided to place a Intra-Lock MILO 3.0 x 15mm mini implant to support a single front tooth crown. No flap, no stitches, two small drill holes and then the implant was seated in the bone. The entire process to place the mini implant was a surprise to Danny in terms of time and lack of discomfort.
The post will be updated with his final crown photo in a few weeks.