What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are ultra small diameter (1.8 millimeter width), bio-compatible titanium alloy implant screws, conceived and developed 20 years ago by Manhattan dentist, Victor I. Sendax, DDS.
Dr Sendax originally created the unique design of this innovative dental product as a transitional device to help support fixed bridge replacements for missing teeth. His novel theory was that the mini implants could function freestanding by themselves or in combination with natural supports and/or larger conventional cut implants. This was a revolutionary concept in dental science!
What About Failures?
It must be recognized that all implant systems as well as natural teeth are subject to potential failure due to natural causes including osteoporosis, poor oral hygiene, wear and tear attrition, poor health, heavy, stressful biting habits and lack of follow-up dental maintenance care.
Mini implants similarly do not carry any actual or implied guarantee of longevity. However, the loss of a mini implant is a far less critical event to the patient since it may be replaced at relatively minimal cost compared to larger conventional implants and with minimal associated bone or gum deterioration. Case failures involving mini implants are extremely rare.
What Type of Treatment is Involved?
At Rutherford Dental we perform a minimally invasive procedure for insertion of the mini dental implants. They have been put into immediate biting or “loading” function thanks to their “self-tapping” design thereby anchoring a fixed bridge system. As a result, it is often possible to provide the complete mini implant in a single visit to our Maitland dentistry.
How Are Mini Dental Implants Different?
As a revolutionary departure from routine implant methods, mini implants are so narrow they are typically inserted directly through the overlying gum tissue and into the bone underneath. Consequently the need to surgically cut out the gum tissue, routinely required for standard dental implant systems, is avoided in most mini implant applications and means less irritation and soreness for you!
Need Mini Dental Implants Near You?
At our Maitland dentistry, we offer patient-friendly mini dental implants that will leave you smiling all day. With our knowledge and experience with mini dental implants you can rely on us to provide the best treatment in Maitland. So get in touch with our office and schedule an appointment today!
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Maitland is a beautiful city located in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. The city’s strategic location is where the distribution of products and goods take place. The annual Hunter Valley Steamfest is a major event and is also well-known to local and foreign visitors where you can see the steam trains, steam tractors and vintage cars. The home of Maitland Gaol, a correctional facility, was turned into a museum because of its vibrant, historical nature. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Rutherford Dental has been serving Maitland and has become an excellent and leading dental service within the area.