Do you have a partial denture or are missing teeth? In some cases mini dental implants by OCO Biomedical can help you regain your teeth back in a very easy and cost effective way.
My patient had a lower partial that his wife called his 'church teeth'….as in he hated them and would only put the partial denture in when he went to Church.
Lower ridge without his lower partial denture in place.
I decided to use Mini Dental Implants due to the thin ridge of bone that was left. Once teeth are extracted the bone will melt away over time. Adding a partial denture will accelerate this process by the constant rubbing on the gum tissue.
This x ray shows the OCO Biomedical Implant in place. Notice how thin the bone is. If we did not have the option of using mini dental implants then either this case would not have been possible or the patient would have to have an additional surgical procedure to expand the bone or add a block of bone to the existing lower jaw. Both of which will increase expense, time, healing and discomfort.
OCO Biomedical Mini Dental Implants. These are 2.2mm Square Crown Versions. 2 are in place and the process will be continued for the additional two. These will support 4 individual lower front teeth crowns.
All 4 OCO one piece mini dental implants a few weeks later before the crown seat appointment. Notice how the gum tissue is climbing up the mini implants. I will re-contour the gum with a soft tissue laser.
The 4 individual mini dental implant porcelain crowns from First Impressions Dental Lab.
Mini Dental Implant Crowns. They are made to fit precisely over the OCO Biomedical one piece mini implants.
4 Crowns on the i-Tero scanned model. These crowns were designed and milled out of a solid piece of Zirconia Porcelain.
4 individual mini dental implant crowns in the mouth. They are cemented over the OCO Mini Dental Implants.
View with lower lip retracted. Photo is the day of the crowns being cemented in place, after the excess gum was shaped with the soft tissue laser.
Paresh B Patel Implant Dentist Charlotte NC