In a time when computer chips are getting smaller yet faster everyday, dental technology is keeping pace. Mini dental implants, perhaps the width of a toothpick, are now available from many cosmetic dentists. A mini dental implant or MDI, is used to stabilize dentures or a single tooth replacement.
Using a special drill, the MDI’s are inserted into the gums and the dentures or false tooth simply snaps on to the implant ensuring that they will not slip or cause discomfort while eating, talking or in other activities. The procedure itself is painless and easy to perform. It typically requires mini_dental_implants_help_mature_couple only one visit and is usually much cheaper than conventional methods. The implants enhance the ability of dentures to perform as normal teeth would by giving them a more solid base.
It is usually not necessary to receive a new set of dentures as most existing dentures and false teeth can be retrofitted to be inline with MDI’s.
This procedure is relatively new and cutting edge. But is now available at our office and if you think MDI’s can help enhance your smile, give us a call today!
Do you currently wear dentures, but are tired of the hassle and fuss? Are you considering dentures as a replacement option? We would like to let you know about a new denture design: implant-supported dentures. Because they are more comfortable and secure, they alleviate some of the issues found with regular dentures which means you spend less time worrying about your smile and more time enjoying life!
Typically, implant-supported dentures are made for the lower jaw because dentures tend to be less stable in this area, while dentures for the upper jaw usually do not require this added stability. However, implant-supported dentures can be made for either areas of the mouth and are easily removable. The dentures are made with an acrylic base to look like the gums of your mouth with porcelain or acrylic teeth attached to look like natural teeth.
The Implant Process
Implants, used to support the denture, are placed in the jawbone at the front of your mouth. The number of implants needed to support the denture varies based on individual factors, which we can discuss with you in a consultation. The time frame to complete the implant process also depends on many factors. The shortest time frame from the implant process to placement of the denture is approximately five months for the lower jaw and seven months for the upper jaw. However, in some cases the entire process could take up to a year or more.
What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?
Initially you will notice first how much more stable the implant-supported denture is versus a regular denture. You will also have an easier time speaking with less worrying about the denture coming loose and falling out of your mouth as well. Generally, you are also able to eat foods that you could not eat before, with exception to hard or sticky foods that can cause damage to the denture.
With upper jaw implant-supported dentures, you will also notice the more natural feel because the denture will no longer need to cover the roof of your mouth.
Contact us today to find out more about implant-supported dentures and to schedule a consultation.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Elaine and Kim were great. Kim does a great job with the financial end of maximizing my personal company dental insurance options. Elaine was great at answering all of my questions. Quite frankly, everyone on your team has been so customer service friendly and knowledgeable all why being extremely kind and understanding. This has been the best move for me and my family for dental care. The accessibility and response time is extraordinary, even after hours and weekends. I especially appreciate the Christian atmosphere . Dr. Johnson and team go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Extremely knowledgeable all while being kind and compassionate. Their customer service is extraordinary. I would recommend their services to everyone, especially if you’ve neglected your personal dental care due to apprehension or previous negative experiences. They offer dental sedation services which you won’t even remember. I highly recommend Stacy"
Karen R. Greenwood IN.
“The ladies in the front office are always so friendly and courteous. They always greet me by name when I come in and acknowledge me again as I’m leaving. Dr. Johnson always makes me laugh, even if he has “bad news” for me! And Mary Jane is the best dental hygienist in the state of Indiana, no question! There is no downside to visiting the office of Dr. Stacy Johnson. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable. Everyone on staff is professional and friendly. No one is ever particularly thrilled to visit the dentist, but no matter the procedure, you can be certain that Dr. Johnson and his staff will make it the best experience it possibly can be. “
"Always Exceptional!! I don’t suppose that many people eagerly look forward to a visit to their dentist, but Dr. Johnson and his outstanding staff can certainly make you glad you came. Everyone is friendly, welcoming and courteous. The office is warm and comfortable. The dental care is top notch. I have never had a bad experience in the 7 1/2 years I’ve been a patient. From routine cleanings and fillings to root canals and oral surgery, I’ve always had the best of care."
Janis W. Indianapolis, IN.
"It was a great experience even though I had both sides of my mouth worked on that morning. Yes it was a long day in the chair. But Dr Young and Megan done a great job. Thanks again.!! Things went well no complaints!!"
Kerry C. Greenwood IN.
"Every staff member was really great, I even got a blanket before being worked on.
My review of the office staff and Dr Stacy Johnson is that it was truly the best I have ever encountered. Thank you for taking such good care of me in such a positive environment."
Kenton Y. Greenwood IN.
"I saw Lindsey for the first time for a teeth cleaning. She was extremely gentle and her flossing was painless. My new name for her is Phantom Flosser. "
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Phylis B. Greenwood IN.
"All my life I never liked to go to a dentist. This experience changed my mind. Great and caring staff"
Dennis B. Plainfield IN.
"From the moment I step through the door until the moment I leave, everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming. The ladies in the front office are gems, every one of them. They just sparkle. The exam room team are equally friendly and very, very competent. I’m always in good hands, no matter who attends me. And Dr. Johnson is a fabulous dentist. It’s worth the occasional cavity just to be in his presence!
My appointment was just supposed to be a routine cleaning. But during the cleaning, Kim noticed a problem with an old filling that would soon lead to problems. Dr. Johnson and his team juggled their schedule and took care of the problem right then. I didn’t have to re-schedule and make arrangements to return. Exemplary dental care and awesome customer service! What more could anyone want from their dentist?!"
Janis W. Indianapolis IN.
"Lindsey did an excellent job of cleaning my teeth with the ultrasonic water spray that removed stains.
Always have an enjoyable and excellent appointment with Dr. Johnson and team. Courteous, efficient, thorough, and always good humor!"
Jeffrey C. Nashville IN.
"Lindsay was my hygienist — this was my first visit with her. She was very professional and explained everything she was doing and gave me some suggestions for my future dental care. Dr Johnson (as always) was friendly and thorough and knows the people who come to see him. As always, the girls at the front were friendly and personable."
Candy R. Franklin IN.
"Jennifer, Megan, Kim, Kim, Kimberly, Susan, Dr. Long, and of course Dr. J. were all very pleasant to be around, even when they are x-raying, scraping, drilling, and filing. I’m sure the rest of the staff is equally friendly. This is a great environment to be in, they actually make it enjoyable to have your teeth worked on."
Jeff K. Franklin IN
"I am a teenager, and I’ve been going to Dr. Johnson for 8 years. He and his staff are extremely friendly and compassionate, and they help me to understand how to do a better job of taking care of my teeth. I have braces, and they always do a great job with my cleaning. Last year, when I had a cavity, Dr. Johnson was so empathetic to my nervousness. He helped me calm down by giving me laughing gas. I am glad he did, because it really worked!"
Sophia F. Greenwood IN.
"I met Kelly a dental hygienist who was wonderful and went above and beyond to make me comfortable… She blew thru her lunch just to attend to my needs… Dr. Johnson was wonderful and wildly hilarious…"
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