Implant Retained Dentures
Having Denture Problems?
Well imagine this…visit your Dentist in the morning, have “Mini Dental Implants” (MDI) placed in less than 2 hours then go out and enjoy your favourite lunch which you have been unable to eat for some time. Eat comfortably, laugh and talk with confidence. Your denture feels secure and is being held firmly in place…..and all of this at an extremely affordable price.
Sounds too good to be true; but it is true.
Many denture wearers face the same problem, dentures shift, tilt and irritate and patients are unable to eat what they wish. They also tire of the taste and feel of denture adhesives and find themselves withdrawing from social activities because of the problem of an ill fitting denture.
Mini Dental Implants (MDI®) are the solution to this problem and are now available through Dr Johay Amith at dentaltoday in Onehunga. These implants can be placed simply and easily in less than 2 hours with minimally invasive surgery requiring only local anaesthesia or sometimes light sedation. Importantly they are significantly more affordable than conventional implants.
Mini Dental Implants (MDI) commonly know as “The Small Wonder” were developed and patented by two American dentists who recognised the need for a system that would hold dentures in place securely, allowing the wearer the confidence to talk, smile and eat without worrying about whether or not their denture would hold properly. These titanium alloy implants are ultra-small and are surgically implanted in the jaw to function like the root of your missing tooth.
The restoration can be attached to the implant in several ways:
Removable – an implant-supported over denture fits more securely than a conventional denture which rests on the gum tissue and offers no form of mechanical attachment.
Fixed – as an alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.