No ridge of bone left on your lower jaw? Suffering with a loose ill fitting denture? Tired of gluing down your denture and then still having it move around when you eat or talk?
Then you should ask for Mini Dental Implants to help create a snap in denture. In one or two visits you can now go back to eating the things that you enjoy. Have the security of loose dentures not falling out when you speak or sing.
Our next patient example is very typical of what we do.
Lower jaw where the teeth have been missing for years. The jawbone has been worn away by the lack of teeth and the lower denture constantly rubbing over the gum tissue. You can see the ulcer in the gum tissue where the denture rubs the tissue when the patient is trying to eat.
Example of a Mini Dental Implant. There are several reputable manufacturers of mini dental implants such as OCO Biomedical, Intra Lock, IMTEC MDI, and HiOssen. Any of these would be a good choice as all are FDA approved and have long term clinical success.
Patients existing lower denture. It is almost FLAT as there is hardly any ridge of bone for it to sit on.
4 OCO mini dental implants in the lower jaw ready to hold and secure the denture with snaps.
These 4 mini dental implants were placed in about 30 minutes. This case was a bit more difficult that most due to the extremely thin ridge of bone that was left.
Existing denture is relined with a soft material. Normally I would fit the snaps into the denture the same day. In this case we are making a new denture so I will let the soft reline material condition the tissue around the mini dental implants and will put the snaps in the new denture.
Final x-ray with the 4 OCO Biomedical mini dental implants that will secure in a snap in lower denture.
Paresh B Patel Dentist Mooresville NC