Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
Imagine spending less time at the dentist with the same great results. Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) are smaller than traditional dental implants and are placed directly into the jawbone. Because they are slimmer, about 1.8mm in width, they can be placed by your dentist in just a few hours and may sometimes be used when there is not adequate bone for a traditional implant. On the same day they are placed, mini dental implants can secure a dentures, bridge, partial, or even single tooth replacement.
Traditional, wider implants involve a surgical procedure performed by an oral surgeon and require months of healing before they can support dental restorations. The result of mini implants is a quicker, more comfortable way to replace a missing tooth. For denture wearers, the implant supports the bone, thereby reducing bone loss. It also stabilizes the denture to ensure an easier fit and increases your chewing ability. This procedure may also be appropriate for patients with certain compromising medical conditions that make placing a traditional implant too invasive of a procedure.
Call our Lebanon, OH dental office to schedule your checkup or consultation, and watch your smile’s story unfold! Dr. Gregg and Dr. Bradd Testerman serve patients from Lebanon, Mason, Middletown, and the surrounding areas.