1. What is a Mini Dental Implant (MDI)?
A Mini Dental Implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw. It has an o-ring fixture which allows dentures, crowns, and bridges to be snapped into place, securely and easily.
2. What are the differences between Mini Dental Implants and traditional implants?
We love when people ask this question because there are so many good answers! First off, Mini Dental Implants are less invasive, so that means less pain. They also don’t require as much bone, which means more people are eligible. MDI’s take a fraction of the time to place as traditional implants, with patients leaving in one to two visits with fully functional teeth. The recovery time is very short. Most of our patients are feeling pain free the following day. And did we forget to mention they are half the price of conventional implants?
3. How long till I can eat normal food?
The very same day!
4. How secure are they?
Once the implant is placed, the screw and bone attach themselves to each other and begin a very secure, long-lasting relationship with each other.
5. How successful are they?
MDI’s have a 90% success rate.
6. What kind of maintenance do they require?
After placement of the implants, periodic visits will be scheduled to monitor the MDI’s, the fit of the dentures, and the health of the surrounding gums.
7. How do I know if I am a good candidate for MDI’s?
Almost all patients are possible candidates for MDI’s.
We hope that these few questions have helped you understand how Mini Dental Implants can completely transform your mouth in a quick and easy way.
Feel free to call us at 631-929-5855 if you have any other questions or would like to schedule a FREE consultation to see if MDI’s are the right choice for you.