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Mini-Implants - A Dental Breakthrough for Denture Patients Suffering from Loose Lower Dentures
|What Are Mini Dental Implants?||
Mini dental implants are ultra-small diameter (l.8
millimeter width), biocompatible titanium alloy implant screws,
conceived and designed over 20 years ago by a dentist, Victor I.
Sendax, DDS. Dr. Sendax originally created the unique design of this
unique dental product as a transitional device to help support fixed
bridge replacements for lost teeth. His novel theory was that mini
implants could function free standing by themselves or in combination
with natural tooth supports and/or larger conventional type dental
implants. This was a revolutionary concept in dental science.
|Have these been successfully used ?||
We have many satisfied patients with similar experiences. Indeed if you have been suffering with loose dentures, this IS the solution you are looking for. Call us at 510-795-7786 to set up a Free Consultation appointment in which Dr. Munira will discuss all your options.
|Is the Mini Dental Implant FDA approved?||Yes. FDA has deemed the product was safe for public use and in fact stated its beneficial attributes. The FDA granted its formal consent to market the Mini Dental Implant device not only as a transitional or temporary dental product, but significantly, as a long-term item.|
|When can Mini Dental Implants be used?||When critically needed for support purposes, and where solid bony adaptation (integration) has clearly occurred, mini implants can function as long-term supporting structures rather than as short-term or medium term devices. In fact, some have been successfully functioning in patients' jaws for several decades. In the past several years, some clinicians have been utilizing MDI's for single tooth replacements and in crown and bridge cases.|
What's the primary and most effective use for Mini Dental Implants?
|The most effective use of this unique dental product is stabilization of a lower denture. There are approximately 50,000,000 people in the United States who are "edentulous" (literally meaning lacking teeth) who struggle daily with prosthetic devices. A majority suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of loose or ill-fitting dentures. Many denture wearers simply withdraw from any type of social engagement as a result of being compelled to wear them. Moreover, it's not uncommon for family members to complain about a denture wearer's disagreeable breath as a result of food being trapped and decaying under their denture prosthesis. Successful placement of the Mini Dental Implant addresses and solves all of these social and practical problems. Denture patients all over the world have experienced relief from loose or ill-fitting dentures from doctors who are trained to place the MDI. Uniquely, the MDI can be utilized to stablilze a denture in a couple of hours by a trained doctor, with the patient leaving the clinic with a stabilized prosthesis.|
|How specifically can Mini Dental Implants help denture wearers?||The standard insertion protocol for mini dental implants calls for four of them to be gently screwed into the front of a patient's lower jaw. This is a relatively painless procedure that can be performed by a general dentist, requiring only a mild anesthesia. The mini dental implants, which are approximately the size of wooden toothpicks, are placed about five millimeters apart in the patient's mandible. The patient's denture is then carefully adjusted by the dentist to allow it to snap onto the four mini implants. The result? A tight fitting, completely reliable system that allows a patient to speak and eat with confidence. The Mini Dental Implants are placed in about an hour's time. Because of the unique, minimally invasive procedure, the minute size of the implants, and the characteristic placement area, the typical Mini Dental Implant patient can enjoy a light meal an hour or so after having the mini implants placed. Further,a denture patient who has had his or her prosthesis stabilized with MDI can remove and replace the denture easily after a little practice, and can easily utilize good dental hygiene. All in all, the MDI is quite satisfying.|
|Why Choose Dr. Munira Lokhandwala for placing Mini-implants?||
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is one of the few general dentists in the US who has trained with IMTEC MDI and is certified to place mini-implants. This revolutionary procedure is rapidly becoming the preferred way to stabilize dentures and significantly improves the standard of living of denture wearers in the US. Dr Lokhandwala has received training for many qualifications as an implant dentist including the FICOI
Dr. Munira has placed
hundreds of regular and Mini-Implants for patients in her practice. These implants have
resulted in a major improvement in retention of dentures which has
contributed to a better quality of life.
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