With over 75 Million Americans missing at least one tooth I am amazed that there are not more mini dental implants being placed.
Typical of what most patients who are missing teeth have. A empty spot somewhere in the middle of their teeth….just past the smile line. If they smile big enough you see the empty space. This is easily and painlessly corrected with 2 short visits to the dentist and a mini dental implant and crown.
In this patient case a Intra Lock MILO 3.0mm mini dental implant was placed from Shatkin FIRST. No surgery, no flap of gum tissue was cut, no bone was added. Just a simple procedure to gently rotate the mini dental implant into the gum. A small dental bit was used to create a opening in the gum the size of a pencil lead. Notice the lack of bleeding or trauma to the surrounding gum tissue.
Internal view of the Porcelain to Metal crown that will be cemented over the mini dental implant. Sometimes I am asked is there a fit to the crown? In this case there is a true fit, the crown will not rotate as it intimately adapts to the square base on the mini dental implant.
Porcelain crown by First Impressions Dental Labcemented over the Intra Lock Mini Dental Implant.
Final x-ray of the crown over the mini dental implant. Easy to place, easy for the patient to keep clean and a cost effective way for patients to consider dental implants that otherwise would just walk around with a missing tooth.
Implant dentistry is not just for the wealthy. It is and should be for everyone. Technology and forward thinking dentists such as Todd Shatkin have created a solution that most patients need and most dentists can perform. Easy implant placement courses to consider:
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