Mini Dental Implants have become a popular choice for patients who are missing teeth to replace them with fixed crowns. This cost effective procedure allows many patients to move forward with dental implant therapy that otherwise would not. These crowns are just like a crown that would fit over a natural tooth. The mini dental implant acts as a new root for the crown to attach to.
Thin ridge of bone on the lower jaw where the canine and premolar teeth have been missing for several years. Without teeth, the ridge of bone will resorb away in height and width. A mini dental implant will keep that bone from deteriorating and will serve as an anchor for a crown or bridge.
Pan x-ray showing the missing teeth on the upper and lower jaws. My patient was very nervous about the procedure and wanted to start with two dental implants on her lower jaw.
In 30 minutes we had two OCO 3.0mm mini dental implants in place ready to take a impression for First Impressions Dental Labto make two PFM crowns.
The placement procedure is very simple. No flap of gum tissue is made. No real surgery to do. No fracturing and expanding the bone. The design and engineering of the OCO Biomedical implants is consistent from the small size of 3.0mm all the way up to 6.0mm in diameter.
They are dual stabilized and in good bone can be used immediately. The tip of the OCO Biomedical Dental Implants have a bull nose design. This pulls the bone up and places in under tension not compression. This important fact promotes bone growth and healing. Compression (small hole and forcing a larger dental implant into it) creates an environment of bone resorption before healing and stabilization.
X-ray with the two OCO Biomedical Mini Dental Implants in the lower jaw to act as 'roots' for two PFM crowns. They will replace the missing premolar and canine teeth.
PFM crowns in place over the mini dental implants. The adjustments on porcelain will be polished out and re-glazed in the porcelain oven. I will post a final picture at that time.
X-ray of the crowns on the OCO Biomedical mini dental implants.
Paresh B Patel Dentist Mooresville NC