The History of Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants were originally developed by Dr. Victor I. Sendax as a way to secure dental prosthetics. As dental implant technology progressed, Dr. Ron Bulard developed mini dental implants (MDIs) as a way to stabilize removable prosthetics.

While developed much easier, mini dental implants were not approved by the FDA until 1999, but quickly became a popular alternative to traditional implants because of all the associated advantages. Today this form of treatment is popular all over the world and Chicago is not an exception. There are many dentists who practice Mini Dental Implants in Chicago, IL, but Mamdouh Attalla, DDS is your number one choice.

MDIs employ minimally invasive techniques in order give patients the smile they've always wanted. Until a few years ago, dental implants were used for fixed applications with great success. Today, they are used for both fixed and removable applications.

In the abutment portion of the MDI, the crown as well as the bridgework can be cemented directly without much hassle and effort. In fact, the process of the MDI is not at all uncomfortable to the patient who is undergoing it. This process is quite flexible and it can be applied even in those areas where anatomical implants are not possible.

Removable dentures can easily and conveniently be converted to full bridgework. The cost is affordable when compared to the benefits that the procedure provides to patients. In fact, the mini implants act as a root by means of which they can hold the implant firmly in place, and give patients the look of naturally growing teeth.

At Mamdouh Attalla, DDS we are specialists in the field of MDI and can skillfully handle a wide assortment of dental implants. If mini dental implants are right for you, contact us and set up a consultation today!