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.
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.
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…
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