I get asked this question quite often. Of course there is going to be some discomfort you would think having a titanium screw inserted into the jaw bone…..but believe it or not most if not all of my patients claim it was less painful than having an extraction.
But as with most things in life the older I get the more I figure out I don't understand.
So without further adieu…our patient in her early 60's is now ready to introduce her broken down teeth to Dr. Good (as in good by to the broken and unrestorable roots she has left). They have been in this sort of condition for the last decade or so.
The teeth are atraumatically extracted (how an extraction is autraumatic I am not quite certain). But we try and preserve as much bone as possible I guess is the point.
The sockets are packed with our freezed dried mixture of mineralized and de-mineralized bone and closed up tight so we hopefully will have some bone to place our mini implants in a few months.
Tick tock…tick tock…tick tock…
On the patients left side the mini ended up having to be placed a bit closer to her natural tooth as there lack of good bone where I wanted to place the mini implant.
She is coming back to see us in 6 weeks and I will continue the post at that time. To keep costs down for her she has elected to have resin crowns made by First Impression Dental Lab to fit over the mini dental implants.
Paresh B Patel DDS Mini Dental Implants