Archive for July 26, 2014
What is a mini dental implant?
Mini dental implants, or MDIs, are implants with smaller diameters that can be placed in a flapless and minimally invasive procedure using only local anesthetic. Unlike other types of implants, which install titanium roots first and require long recovery times, dental mini implants can usually be installed in one quick treatment and are used immediately to anchor dental prosthetics.
MDIs act in place of the natural tooth root and are made of titanium and calcium phosphate to encourage quick healing. The head consists of a ball that locks into dentures or other prosthetic devices.
Who can MDIs help?
MDIs are great for people who wear dentures or who don’t want to have a highly invasive dental procedure. They’re also a viable tre