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.
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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…
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…
How specifically can Mini Dental Implants help denture wearers?
The most effective use of this unique dental product is stabilization of a lower denture. There are appThe 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 comfortable procedure that can be performed by a…
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…
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I looked all over the Bay Area for a dentist with experience with mini implants for dentures. I was sure these finally end her denture pain. I found StarBrite Dental. Dr. Munira made my mother comfortable and assured even though my mom does not speak great English. Dr. Munira and her staff made sure the dental implants and dentures were a perfect fit. My mother was so happy that she hugged Dr. ? (in charge of dentures) and she would have done the same for Dr. Munira had she not been with another patient. I took my mom out to dinner for mothers day and she had tostadas and salad both of which would have been impossible before going to the StarBrite dental office.