Davis, a Branson dentist, says the MDI System is made up of two parts. The miniature titanium screw functions as the tooth's root, and a retaining fixture is what is incorporated into the base of the denture or crown.
A ring snaps over the ball-shaped retaining fixture at the head of the implant to create a socket that holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. Dental crowns or bridges can also be cemented onto the implant's head for a permanent restoration option for one or more teeth.
The implant permits micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces, meaning patients do not have to worry that removable dentures will slip or fall out when laughing, sneezing or eating foods like steak, salads or apples, according to a Branson dentist (http://www.barnettdavisdental.com/
The placement of MDI is done in the office quickly and easily with local anesthesia or light sedation for comfort. One of the Barnett-Davis Dental Group specialists uses the minimally invasive surgical technique to implant the device into the jawbone. Only the head of the implant protrudes from the gum tissue. Unlike traditional implants, the MDI procedure does not require sutures or the typical months of healing.
"Patients can leave the office after their visit in the morning and be ready to eat dinner that evening," says Kelly Barnett, who offers tooth whitening services (http://www.barnettdavisdental.com/
The tooth bonding professional can determine if a patient is a candidate for implants during a complimentary consultation, then take computerized radiographs and impressions to send to the dental lab. The implants are placed in about an hour during the final visit, according to Barnett, who also uses veneers (http://www.barnettdavisdental.com/
The benefits of mini dental implants extend even beyond functional and aesthetic, she says. Implants help preserve bone and facial appearance, plus, the MDI system is less than half the cost of conventional-
Learn More Drs. Marc and Kelly Barnett and Dr. Tracy Davis practice a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry. Learn more about Barnett-Davis Dental Group by calling (417) 581-3600 or visiting www.barnettdavisdental.com/
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Dr. Tracy Davis and her partners are provide cosmetic dentistry services such as dental implants, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental filling and teeth whitening throughout the Missouri including, Springfield, Ozark, Nixa and Rogersville.