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The mini Dental Implant: Is it Right For You?

Mini Dental Implants & Low Cost Dentures

An article sponsored by Dr. Roos

Happy couple with mini dental implants holding their dentures out for a bike ride
The teeth are as indispensable to the human experience as walking or talking.  And for those person’s who have lost their teeth, the only real solution has always been dentures.  The denture is supposed to return your mouth to its normal state where eating, conversation and smiling are not difficult. 

But as almost anyone dealing with dentures daily will tell you, this is rarely the case.  As a dentist, I have seen first hand, the ill effects poor fitting dentures can have on a person’s confidence and self-image.

Mini Dental Implants and Dentures - A Happy Couple

For many patients, the negative impact of poorly fitting dentures can range from a fear of smiling to being unsure of what you can eat without complications.  And all of this is compounded by having to deal with messy denture adhesives.  It is for this reason that I would like to introduce you to and discuss the Mini Dental Implant and how this device is revolutionizing what it means to be a denture wearer.

Why Do Dentures Have to be So Difficult to Wear?

Every year in the United States there are more than one and one-half million new sets of dentures made.  This means that every year the same issues associated with denture wearing affects an entirely new group of people.  In fact, one out of every five adults, including over half of those 55 and older, have at least one denture, which brings the denture-wearing portion of our country to roughly forty million.

In an effort to understand this, there was a five year study conducted that revealed how poorly fitting dentures can lead to poor nutrition, and injury to the digestive system and a drop in activity levels.  Many of the issues surrounding poorly fitting dentures are directly linked to an inability to chew food comfortably or normally, which leads to digestive issues, decreased comfort in social settings and self-esteem problems.1 

Imagine No More Denture Adhesive!

But now the fear and frustration associated with the traditional denture can be eliminated when patients choose mini implants. The truth is, other than the heart, your mouth is the most active body part you have.  On average, the jaw opens and closes 2,000 to 3,000 times a day2  in order for you to bite food, chew gum, drink, laugh and talk.  And each of these activities challenges the ‘normal’ adhesives used to hold dentures in your mouth. 

The ability of traditional adhesives to perform varies based upon conditions such as temperature and acidity levels in the mouth.  With the mini-dental implant, or MDI, the dentures have a solid foundation and a clasp that is specifically designed to retain them.   This alleviates the common denture issues so you can confidently enjoy hot or cold drinks and soft or tough foods as if you had your natural teeth.

Mini Dental Implants are Simple, Easy to Care For and Painless

Happy older couple with mini dental implants to hold their dentures in place
The Mini-Dental Implant alternative offered in my practice is the latest technology when it comes to denture adhesion.  The procedure for implanting the Mini-Dental System can be accomplished in just under two hours, and patients can enjoy the benefits right away. The Mini-Dental Implant System consists of a miniature titanium implant and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture.

The combination of this ‘plug’ system allows for a secure and firm hold that the adhesives on the market cannot duplicate.  Plus, the other social and practical issues related to wearing dentures like decaying food or frustrations over a set of teeth you can’t trust are solved – no more adhesive!  The best part? You don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits of your new Mini-Dental Implant.

Mini Dental Implants are FDA Approved

The technology for mini implants is FDA approved and has been in use for more than ten years; so there is no need to be concerned with new or unproven technology.  The Mini Dental Implants have been proven as a true long-term solution for denture wearers. In fact, the Mini-Dental Implant has also been used for single tooth replacements and in some crown and bridge cases. To date, the Mini-Dental Implant is most effective when it is being used to stabilize the lower denture, but this may not apply to your situation.   Just set up a time to for us to discuss all your options.

Mini Dental Implants are Strong and Can Last a Lifetime

And, just in case you are wondering about the durability and longevity of the implants, rest assured that I have chosen a Mini-Dental Implant that is Titanium tough. And not just Titanium, which is the type of metal used in the manufacture of aircraft, but a special Titanium Alloy, now known as the strongest metal in the world. I wanted a simple, durable and strong alternative to all the other forms of denture adhesion on the market so you, the patient, can get all the benefits and none of the problems.   This is a proven system that can withstand the same type of forces your natural teeth could, but with less hassle or frustration when compared to more traditional denture adhesives.

Have Questions About Your Dentures or mini Implants?

If you are an individual who is in need of dentures, then you need to consider the Mini-Dental Implant.  Or, if you are currently wearing dentures but are not satisfied, then you should give me a call to find out more about the Mini-Dental Implant. 

Your denture should function as well as the healthy teeth you were born with. By taking advantage of the Mini-Dental Implant you can maximize your smile while eliminating the usual frustrations associated with dentures.  No more gels, adhesives or wandering teeth.  You can once again smile, eat and enjoy life with confidence. 
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Dr. Greg Roos provides Dental Implants, LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy, cost-effective Dentures, invisalign and Family Dentistry in Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Palo Alto, and the Bay Area

1 Information from Federal Trade Commission Report entitled “The Sale of Complete Dentures: Effects of Present and Alternative Regulations, Sept. 1980.

2 Hoppenfeld, S., Physical Examination of the Spine & Extremities,