Low Occlusion: Is it possible to get mini dental implants?

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Is it possible to replace two missing lower jaw teeth - second premolar and first molar, with mini dental implants  if the dentist told me that I have low occlusion? I have enough bone for mini implants but because of a low bite and since I am not willing to make any radical procedures to raise it I refused the idea of putting regular implants. Can I use mini implants either for two single teeth restorations if I have a low occlusion or just for bone health to prevent bone atrophy (wearing dentures for 2 teeth on the top)?
My bone quality is quite good. Also what about positive cases, 5 years and more of successful single tooth replacing with mini implants,that can be read about?

By the way what about my second question when I ask if it is possible to insert mini implants into the gum and bone just to prevent bone atrophy without any crown part? Is it a solution for bone atrophy prevention?
asked Feb 16, 2012 by anonymous
edited Feb 19, 2012
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4 Answers about Low Occlusion: Is it possible to get mini dental implants?

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Conventional implants are designed to replace those teeth that have considerable masticatory load...
answered Feb 17, 2012 by Theodore M. Grossman DMD - Green Acres, Fla.
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Mini implants are associated with many complications and they are not recommended for routine use. Conventional implants are indicated and are the only viable choice for long term success.

Dr. Kazemi
Dr. H Ryan Kazemi
Bethesda , MD
answered Feb 18, 2012 by H. Ryan Kazemi DMD - Bethesda , MD
edited Feb 18, 2012 by ChooseDentalImplants
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Mini implants are a viable treatment solution for some patients, but it is dependent upon the particular circumstances. Your particular situation may not be (or is probably not) amenable to mini dental implants due to the low occlusion as explained by Dr. Grossman. I would discuss the various options with your dentist.
answered Feb 18, 2012 by ChooseDentalImplants
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It is possible to replace these missing teeth regardless of implant type but there must obviously be enough vertical space for a tooth to fit.
Mini implants are to be used only in limited cases which include:

1) small anterior teeth replacement (if bone quality is excellent) and
2) for retention of almost all lower dentures and
3) limited upper denture retention cases (if bone quality is excellent)

Mini implants are like fine threaded screws which will hold well in oak or even pine wood but not in poor quality balsa wood or foam. In the later (poor quality type of bone) an aggressive thread design along with advanced, "bone fusing" coatings should be used.
Always speak with an dental implantologist who is credentialed (Fellow, Master) & has 10+ years experience in Implant Medicine.
Michael E. Corsello DMD
Pittsburgh, PA

answered Feb 18, 2012 by Michael E. Corsello DMD - Pittsburgh, PA

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