The Mini Implant has Arrived ~ Dentures, Crowns, Bridges & More…

I think someone told me that Dr. Christensen said that in an article in 2006….well its been 4 years since that statement and the mini dental implant is good for lots more than holding down a lower denture.

Mini Dental Implants can stabilize lower dentures of course.  But they can also do the same for upper dentures.  However I think most Dr.s and patients are missing the boat if they don't think that mini implants can be of service in other areas.

Mini Implants I think have their best uses to replace missing teeth.  That can be in the form of a mini implant crown or a mini implant bridge. 

Broken Tooth & Missing Tooth

Our patient who has come in with a broken tooth that has had a root canal and a missing tooth behind it.  Great spot in my mind for a mini dental implant instead of removing the gold crown on the molar to place a bridge.  In addition the mini dental implant will…hold bone and gum tissue in place and remove lots of stress on a root canal tooth by not having to place a bridge.

Mini Dental Implant placed

I like to place two mini dental implants to hold a molar sized crown.   You can see how little tooth we have left on the broken down premolar. 

2 Intra Lock Mini Implants in this case.

But all mini dental implants work…IMTEC, OCO Biomedical, etc…

Mini Dental Implant Crown Picture

Porcelain to Metal Crowns in place.  The molar crown is on 2 Mini Dental Implants.  The premolar crown is on the root canal tooth.   

All in all I must say that I have been impressed with the ability of mini dental implants to solve so many issues for such a large set of dental patients. 

Paresh B Patel DDS – Dentist Mooresville NC