1/2 the time, 1/2 the cost, 1/2 to no surgery needed and less pain? This is what my patient asked me. She said, 'Are you sure about this?'
She was reading from a poster in our office touting the benefits of mini dental implants. I told her in most cases YES. Well she told me….I don't really care about most cases I care about mine!
X-ray of the missing lower tooth molar. I had extracted a failing root canal tooth about 4 months ago and packed the extraction socket with some Foundation bone preservation material. The area looked well healed and ready for some 'painless' mini dental implants.
I gave her 1/2 a carpule (shot) of dental anesthetic and placed 2 2.2 x 10mm OCO Biomedical Micro Implants. Less numbing than I give for a lower tooth filling.
OCO mini dental implant impression caps in place to take a traditional impression.
Final X-ray of OCO mini dental implants
Lab model from First Impressions Dental Lab showing the mini dental implants and the soft tissue silicone.
PFM Mini Dental Implant Crown to fit over the OCO mini implant
Although this case shows the use of a OCO Biomedical mini dental implant; it could have been done with any reputable mini (IMTEC MDI, Intra Lock MDL, HiOssen etc…)
OK…its been a few weeks and the patient is ready to get her crown. Here are the clinical photos of the mini dental implant crown over the OCO mini implants.
Paresh B Patel DDS General & Implant Dentist Mooresville NC