Mini Dental Implant Dentures ~ IMTEC MDI, OCO Biomedical, Intra Lock

Do you have a loose denture?  If you have around an hour of time a few mini dental implants can be placed to secure that upper or lower denture. 

Mini Dental Implants Denture

3 out of 4 mini dental implants placed in the lower jaw to anchor in a snap in/out denture.  Mini Dental Implants can typically be placed without cutting the gums, so less surgery, less healing time, less discomfort and less cost for the patient. 

This also allows medically compromised patients, such as diabetics or patients on blood thinning medicines, to be potential candidates for mini dental implants.




Four snaps inside the existing denture.  In this case we were able to use the patients denture and fit the retentive snaps inside the lower denture.  These snap on top of the 4 mini dental implants. 






About an hour later the mini dental implants are in place and the denture is fitted with the snaps.  An easy and cost effective way to help patients suffering from loose or ill fitting dentures. 









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OCO Mini Dental Implants An Easy Procedure to Replace Missing Teeth

Mini Dental Implants have become a popular choice for patients who are missing teeth to replace them with fixed crowns.  This cost effective procedure allows many patients to move forward with dental implant therapy that otherwise would not.  These crowns are just like a crown that would fit over a natural tooth.  The mini dental implant acts as a new root for the crown to attach to.

Pre op thin ridge


Thin ridge of bone on the lower jaw where the canine and premolar teeth have been missing for several years.  Without teeth, the ridge of bone will resorb away in height and width.  A mini dental implant will keep that bone from deteriorating and will serve as an anchor for a crown or bridge. 



Kathy Gordon Pan Pre


Pan x-ray showing the missing teeth on the upper and lower jaws.  My patient was very nervous about the procedure and wanted to start with two dental implants on her lower jaw.


OCO 3.0 in


In 30 minutes we had two OCO 3.0mm mini dental implants in place ready to take a impression for First Impressions Dental Labto make two PFM crowns. 

The placement procedure is very simple.  No flap of gum tissue is made.  No real surgery to do.  No fracturing and expanding the bone.  The design and engineering of the OCO Biomedical implants is consistent from the small size of 3.0mm all the way up to 6.0mm in diameter. 




They are dual stabilized and in good bone can be used immediately.  The tip of the OCO Biomedical Dental Implants have a bull nose design.  This pulls the bone up and places in under tension not compression.  This important fact promotes bone growth and healing.  Compression (small hole and forcing a larger dental implant into it) creates an environment of bone resorption before healing and stabilization.


Patel 1st imicro


X-ray with the two OCO Biomedical Mini Dental Implants in the lower jaw to act as 'roots' for two PFM crowns.  They will replace the missing premolar and canine teeth.





PFM 22 21 OCO 3.0mm


PFM crowns in place over the mini dental implants. The adjustments on porcelain will be polished out and re-glazed in the porcelain oven.  I will post a final picture at that time.






Kathy Final 20 21 OCO 3.0


X-ray of the crowns on the OCO Biomedical mini dental implants. 






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Mini Dental Implants

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Mini Dental Implants ~ The Permanent Solution for replacing a Missing Tooth with a Crown

A mini dental implant is titanium root that One_body_index_img is placed into your jaw to secure a porcelain crown or bridge. Mini Dental implants are the perfect option for anyone who has lost their tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, a traumatic iinjury, or a failed root canal.  Mini dental implants do less trauma than traditional bridgework, since implants do not require Dentists of grind down the adjacent teeth.  Mini Dental Implants can create a natural looking result.  If you are teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, then consider Mini Dental Implants.  Long-term studies show great success rates for mini dental implants.


My next patient was missing one of her upper teeth.  Made her feel very self conscious when she smiled or was out in public.IMG_1753


Missing Premolar tooth and decayed premolar tooth behind it.




Before OCO

X-ray of the area of the missing premolar tooth.  A great spot for a OCO mini dental implant to replace the missing tooth with a fixed porcelain crown.






Pilot Bit

Pilot bit in place to check to see if the mini dental implant would line up in between the adjacent teeth. 






Space check


The one piece OCO Biomedical Mini Dental Implant in place ready for a regular impression for First Impressions Dental Lab to make the Porcelain Crown. 


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Final pan x-ray of the OCO Mini Dental Implant that will be used as the root to anchor a crown.





Temporary Crown made chairside to fit over the OCO Mini Dental Implant.









Final PA x-ray showing the OCO immediately stabilized implant. 






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Snap in Denture with OCO Biomedical Mini Dental Implants

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.

Before oco micro


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.









Existing denutre



Patients existing lower denture.  It is almost FLAT as there is hardly any ridge of bone for it to sit on.




Oco 2.2 micro denture

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.



Coe Soft Relline


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.



Doris OCO minis lowers


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

Mini Dental Implants