What are they?
An MDI mini implant is an implant used to provide better denture stability in patients that cannot handle standard implant surgery, do not have enough bone to support a standard implant or are going from one prosthetic system to another due to continuing therapy.
The top of an MDI implant is shaped like a ball that allows a rubber o-ring to snap in over the ball when the denture is placed onto it. These types of implants can usually be placed in one or two office visits because there is no waiting on the jawbone to heal. In most situations the patient can walk out with their dentures the same day they receive their implants.
What are Mini Implant Benefits?
MDIs are a great alternative for those who are not inclined to undergo invasive oral surgery, or those who do not want to wear dentures. One notable advantage MDIs have over full implants is that they provide a viable treatment option for patients who have experienced substantial bone loss.
Financially speaking, MDIs minimize cost. Implants, that are full-sized, can be expensive to place.
Other advantages include:
- Better breath
- Speech that is more clear
- Easier chewing
- Easier cleaning
- Firmer fit
- A high success rate
- Quick treatment/ recovery
- Lower costs