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Lansing Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by Lansing restorative dentist Dr. Robert Erhardt. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Mini Dental Implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for Mini Dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What are the Advantages of Mini Dental Implants (MDI)?

Mini Dental Implants are the merger of contemporary dental restorations with a minimally invasive alternative for  increased retention, aesthetics and function.                                                                                               

  1. Since it is  less invasive, you will experience far less discomfort.

  2. Simple, gentle and non-surgical procedure. Although  Dr. Erhardt will probably suggest you take a little novocaine just so you're comfortable, a surgical flap, sutures ,etc are not needed.

  3. Immediate  loading capability allows placement of the restoration on the same day ,without 4-6 months healing.

  4. Being cost effective makes them more affordable to patients.

  5. Due to their miniature size, they can be used in areas of less bone volume which would otherwise prohibit the use of traditional implants.

Mini Dental Implants have been used for many years to hold dentures in place, providing patients with the ability to eat, smile and speak with comfort and confidence. Today, use of this non-surgical mini dental implant technology has expanded for anything from replacing a single tooth to small unit permanent bridges to serving  as an auxillary mid span support for a large fixed bridge.

The entire process consists of a consultation visit with Dr. Erhardt in his Lansing dental office, when Xrays and impressions are taken. Then, at one treatment visit the mini implants will be placed by Dr. Erhardt and then he will position the final restoration.  In just one visit to our Lansing dental office you can walk out with a new tooth without the long healing times and high costs associated with conventional implants.

IN SOME CASES, THE DENTURE YOU ALREADY HAVE MIGHT BE SIGNIFICANTLY STABILIZED BY MDI

For further information on MDI Implants, go to www.imtec.com . You will also find a number of "before and after" pictures to give you an idea of the versatility of this state of the art dental advancement.

Dr. Erhardt will provide you with care instructions when your treatment is completed in our Lansing dental office.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

Contact our Lansing dental office for more information or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Erhardt .