Mini-Dental Implants

A Mini-Dental Implant consists of a small-diameter (<3.0 mm), titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of a tooth in the jaw bone, and a retaining fixture (0-ball), that connects to a fixture in the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-movability while withstanding natural lifting forces.

Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed in our office, with local anesthesia. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, Mini-Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. It is a one-step procedure that involves minimally-invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.