a NEW DENTURE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
Undoubtedly the lower denture presents the most difficulty for patients adjusting to dentures for the first time … or even for experienced denture wearers. It can be frustrating as you attempt to eat certain foods, or even to speak with confidence without fear that your lower denture will begin to float in your mouth.
We have recently introduced a new treatment procedure called a DENTURE STABILIZATION SYSTEM . Essentially it is a mini dental implant system that in most cases can be placed and attached to your lower denture in the same visit. There is no need for any incision or stitches. Within one hour you can be on your way with a secure lower denture, and able to eat and speak much more comfortably. .
What are MDI Implants?
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. 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.
How are MDI Implants Placed?
Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed in the dentist's office. The procedure generally takes 1-1 1/2 hours. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing dentures. (upper dentures can also be secured). It is a one step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures nor the typical months of healing.