Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are ultra-small diameter – about l.8 millimeter width – that have been designed more than 20 years ago by a dentist, Victor I. Sendax. Dr. Sendax made the mini dental implants to serve as a transitional device to help support fixed bridge replacements for lost teeth. His theory was that mini implants could function free standing by themselves or in combination with natural tooth supports and/or regular dental implants.
Late in l997, Dr. Sendax collaborated about his mini implant theory and design concepts with a colleague, Dr. Ronald A. Bulard. Dr. Bulard had previously formed a dental implant company that was manufacturing and marketing standard dental products including regular dental implants.
Both doctors spend lots of time studying and fixing the original design till they came up with a more efficient top and collar to the mini dental implants. Once combined with the original insertion design, the mini dental implant was done.
After Dr. Bulard dental company manufactured the mini dental implants they were finally introduced to the United States dental community at an implant conference in Orlando, Florida in April, l999. The mini dental implants were apparently a great hit with the dental products industry.
So what do mini implants ”do” exactly? For once their most effective use of this is stabilization of a lower denture of a patient. It has been estimated that there are approximately 50,000,000 people in the United States who are toothless and have a hard time getting used to, and using, their prosthetic devices. Problems like dentures that don’t fill well, or dentures not working properly while chewing, are quite common. Lots of people who wear dentures tend to stop socializing as well because of the aesthetic reasons. Other problems such as bad breath are common. This is why a successful placement of the mini dental implant can help to relieve people of all these problems.
Mini Dental Implants are narrow enough that they can be typically inserted directly through the overlying gum tissue and right into the bone underneath it. Unlike with standard dental implants there’s no reason to surgically cut and "flap" open the gum tissue with mini dental implants. One of the biggest benefits is reduced irritation and discomfort that occurs sometimes after dental implant surgery. While all dental implants require care during insertion to avoid encroaching on vulnerable nerve, sinus or bony structures, the ultra small width of the mini implants are much more safe because of their ultimate size.
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