Mini Dental Implants (MDI) for Stable Dentures
What are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants (MDI) is a dental implant option growing in popularity. They are small, tooth-shaped implants placed into the jawbone to provide stability for dentures. Mini Dental Implants are an excellent option for people looking for an alternative to traditional denture adhesive. You can see our Denture Stabilization System and how it works when used for your procedure.
What is the MDI Denture Stabilization System?
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 installed, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
How are MDI Mini Implants placed?
The implants are placed quickly and easily in a process performed at our office with local anesthesia. MDI Implants are placed into the jawbone using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a robust and solid foundation for securing your dentures. Because of the minimally invasive nature of this procedure MDI placement doesn’t require a lengthy healing period, meaning dentures can be stabilized the same day the mini implants are placed.