Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants

Your Greater Phoenix “Mini Dental Implants” Provider

Dental Design Studio provides mini dental implants across the valley with 4 main locations.

Dental Design has been a provider in the Phoenix Valley for over 7 years and are dedicated to use the lastest technology to provide customers the best smiles at costs that are affordable and give customer valley in both the wallet and impant.

Mini dental implants aren’t for everyone, but with our experience we can tell you with an extremely high degree of certainty, whether you are or aren’t a good candidate.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Think of a mini dental implant as a small artificial root that is bio-compatible with both your body and smile. Like most traditional implants, these smaller diameter versions are made of titanium. Titanium is the implant of choice because of how well it is accepted by the body and it’s ability to fuse to bone, also know as osseo-integration. The major plus for mini implants is that they are cheaper and that they can often be used in cases where the ridge is too narrow for full size implants.

The smaller diameter of mini implants allow for more flexibility especially in cases where a significant amount of bone has been lost. They can also often be loaded immediately. If you’ve been told that implants are not an option for you or you thought they were too expensive, you might consider setting up a free consultation to see if mini implants might be right for you.

Call us for a free consultation and assistance and one their dentists will be happy awnser any questions. They wan to take the time to see what plans are best for your and these is not better way than to get free-assistance and call to schedule a time to visit with a dentist near you.

Options for Unconventional Implant Patients

Mini dental implants are considered to be the best way to replace missing teeth.

Compared to all other types of restorative dentistry procedures, both mini implants and dental implants are intended to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, they can only be placed in areas where there is adequate bone support.

After a tooth is lost, bone in that area will start to shrink away. This leaves less bone to support the placement of an implant. If too much bone has been lost for a full size implant, mini dental implants may offer an alternative solution.

One of the most common reasons we recommend mini dental implants are to support removable dentures.

Here’s why: a lot of people struggle with getting their denture to fit comfortably during the day. Either it shifts and rocks out of place, or it’s always slipping when they talk and eat. This of course can be embarrassing and make eating a chore as it becomes difficult or even impossible to eat or speak clearly. Not only that, the constant movement can cause rubbing and sore spots under your denture leading to irritation and possibly even infection.

That’s where mini dental implants come in. We can install four mini implants into your jaw, and then retrofit your removable denture so that it affixes over them, essentially snapping into place.

This keeps your denture tightly secured throughout the day, giving you better stability during meals or conversations with your friends. Plus, you can still remove your denture at night, for easy hygiene and maintenance.

MDI – Mini Dental Implants

Your Affordable Mini Dental Implant Option

If you don’t have insurance coverage or need to finance part of your treatment, be sure to ask us about our affordable 0 down and 0% interest payment plans. You can apply in our office or on our website by clicking the CareCredit or Ajeva link and get started with your treatment on the very same day.

  • Come in with loose dentures, leave with dentures that stay in place, the whole procedure typically takes less than 2 hours.
  • Your denture feels secure and is held firmly in place, no more irritation of the gums.
  • Within a few days, start eating comfortably in public and enjoying your favorite foods. Have a pleasant conversation, laugh and talk with confidence.*

All of this at an extremely affordable price … with an easy, one-appointment schedule that won’t disrupt your schedule.

Does it Hurt to Get Mini Dental Implants?

Our dentists know that any type of dental surgery can make a person feel nervous. Fortunately, getting these types of implants is a very straightforward process. Most of our patients at Dental Design Studio tell us that having a traditional implant or mini implant placed is far easier than having a tooth pulled and are shocked at how easy and painless the procedure was! Anti-anxiety meds or sedation are also options, but usually not necessary.

Does it Hurt to Get Mini Dental Implants?

Our dentists know that any type of dental surgery can make a person feel nervous. Fortunately, getting these types of implants is a very straightforward process. Most of our patients at Dental Design Studio tell us that having a traditional implant or mini implant placed is far easier than having a tooth pulled and are shocked at how easy and painless the procedure was! Anti-anxiety meds or sedation are also options, but usually not necessary.

Leave the denture in place for the first 24 hours after the Mini Dental Implants are placed. You may experience minor bleeding. If excessive bleeding occurs, contact your dentist or healthcare provider. There will be mild discomfort, but this should be minimal and controlled by the pain medication you have been advised to use. If needed, take the pain medication only as directed. The denture should feel secure. You may eat as soon as you wish to, but avoid excessively hard or sticky foods for a period recommended by your dentist. Upon removing the denture, rinse your mouth with the chlorhexidine rinse given to you and gently brush your denture with a brush.

The implants and the O-ring fixtures must be clean and free from debris. Grasp the denture with both hands and lightly seat the denture, feeling that the O-rings are resting above the ball head of the implants, then press down firmly and equally on both sides. Make sure that you feel the implant heads easily fitting each O-ring. You will feel the denture snap into place. If you have trouble seating your denture, first make sure that the implants and denture are absolutely clean. Second, make sure that you feel the implants resting over each socket. A light touch will give you the best results. Remember to push downward equally on both sides. If you are still experiencing difficulty, contact your dentist.

To remove the denture, place your thumbs under each side of the lower denture rim and push both sides upward at the same time. The tongue can also assist in this simple removal process.

You must brush and clean the ball of the implants as if they were your natural teeth. As with natural teeth, food and bacterial debris (plaque) must be removed after meals. If not removed, the plaque will cause inflammation of the gums and can be forced into the O-ring fixtures, causing improper seating and loss of retention. The O-ring fixtures must also be cleaned out.

The ACCESS toothbrush has been specifically designed for optimum cleaning of the implant fixtures. Ultrasonic cleaners are ideal for ensuring that the retaining fixtures are kept clean and free from food impaction and debris. Use either mouthwash or a 50-50 peroxide solution in the ultrasonic cleaner. A “water pick” may also be used to rinse out the denture fixtures. If the denture does not remain firmly in place, call your dentist and inform him/her of your problems. Your dentist will determine your appropriate checkup. At that time, the condition of the implant, your gums and the O-rings will be evaluated and properly maintained. Do not use effervescent cleansers, as these may deteriorate O-rings.

Dental implant therapy has been one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past 30 years. Hundreds of thousands of grateful denture patients have experienced the immediate improvement in their quality of life and confidence that long-term denture stability brings. Several different types of implants and restorations are available. The choice depends upon the amount of bone available, your general health and restoration preference. Please discuss potential risks and benefits with your dentist.

Mini dental implants revolutionized dentistry with the introduction of a minimally invasive treatment plan for denture stabilization. These small-diameter implants (around 2 mm diameter) enable your dentist to broaden the spectrum of patients who can be treated.

The MDI Denture Stabilization System was developed to provide greater denture stability for you when you:

  • Can’t withstand the rigors of conventional implant surgery,
  • Don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed, or
  • Are seeking an option with a lower cost than traditional implant treatment.

The MDI system consists of a miniature titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket with a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.

Placement of the implants can usually be done during a 2-hour appointment in your dentist’s office with local anesthesia. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Mini Dental Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. Because of the minimally invasive nature of this procedure, the healing period for most patients is shorter than that of traditional implants—meaning dentures can be stabilized the same day the MDI mini dental implants are placed.

Typical results may vary depending on clinical case. As with any procedure, potential risks may be involved. Ask your dentist if mini dental implants are right for you.

Best & Affordable Preventive Dental

We have seven offices around the Phoenix area, with the skilled dentists serving patients in and around Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Peoria, and the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix. We are focused on providing great service and quality dental care. To make an appointment for any of your dental needs, call us today at 602-775-5656.