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Benefits of mini implants

  • Able to eat and speak much more confidently.
  • Nutritional health benefits of eating foods you haven't eaten for years
  • Convenience of not needing adhesives or pastes
  • Improved bone retention and related oral health benefits
  • Less expensive than regular implants

A Simple Dental Implant Procedure

The MDI system consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed in the dentist's office. The procedure generally takes just over 1 hour.  It is a one step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery with no sutures nor the typical months of healing.

Dental implants have proven to be a viable and healthy solution for many who suffer from tooth loss as a result of causes ranging from health decisions to genetic misfortune. Mini implants are one of the most advanced and effective solutions for the replacement of natural teeth. They can be a solution for those that have significant bone loss or are looking for a more affordable option to full dental implants.

Dr. Jas Grewal, DDS
(209) 895-5440
Dental Implants: Replacement Teeth
That Look and Feel Like Your Own
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Denture Stabilization

        You will be very excited to hear that we, at Smile Shine Dental, have introduced a new AFFORDABLE DENTURE STABILIZATION SYSTEM.  We are offering FREE consultation to all denture patients for mini implants, a procedure which will definitely change you life for the better!  Please call us at 209-895-5440 to schedule an appointment.
The Problem

It can be very hard to adjust to dentures. Patients sometimes get frustrated and lose confidence and peace of mind when they are unable to chew or speak without dentures floating in their mouth. Many times we are limited in our ability to secure dentures due to loss of bone which holds the denture in the patient's mouth.

The Solution

The Affordable Denture Stabilization System consists of Mini Dental Implants (MDI) which can be placed and attached to your denture at the same time. You can leave the office with a secure lower denture in the same visit.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini implants are a smaller version of a full-sized dental implant. They are toothpick thin posts that are made from titanium. Most frequently, mini implants are used to stabilize the lower denture helping to eliminate the discomfort of a moving denture.

Advantages of Mini Implants

  • The surgery is minimally invasive.
  • The entire process takes only a few hours. The patient can walk in to the office in the morning and out the same day with a full set of teeth.
  • The quick recovery of a mini implant patient can allow the patient to eat the same day.
  • It is a solution for patients that have significant bone loss that restrict them from being candidate for full dental implants.
  • It is a solution for patients that cannot have surgery for medical reasons.
  • Mini implants requires no sutures or long recovery periods.

Limitations on Mini Dental Implants
  • Mini implants are not an ideal, long-term solution based on the thinness of the implant.
  • Non-removable dentures are not an option with mini implants.
  • Mini implants do not offer the same degree of stability that a normal dental implant does.
  • Some of the same drawbacks of traditional dentures apply when mini implants are used: somewhat uncomfortable, clicking, and esthetic drawbacks such as bad breath. They can only be used on the lower arch. The upper arch does not integrate with the implants. Metal fatigue is a risk with mini implants due to their size, so they can malfunction.

The best long-term option is a full dental implant, however, the cost is higher. Mini implants are a good alternative, but they cannot be seen as a replacement to natural teeth to the same degree that a dental implant is considered.